Michael Thoreau Lacey is one of the prominent American mathematicians who was born on 26th September 1959. He joined the Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign and received his Ph.D. in1987 under the supervision of Walter Philipp.
Michael Thoreau Lacey undertook a thesis in the field of probability in Banach spaces, and he solved problems that were related to the law of the iterated logarithm of empirical characteristics functions. During the superseding period, his duty has work in the field of probability, ergodic theory and also Harmonic Analysis.
He held various doctoral posts in various universities such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. While working at the University of North Carolina, Walter Philip and Michael Lacey displayed their proof of the nearly sure central limit theorem.
He later held a lucrative post at Indiana University from 1989-1996. While serving at the Indiana University, Michael was awarded a national science foundation postdoctoral fellowship.
It is during his tenure of this fellowship at Indiana University that he started a study if the bilinear Hilbert transform. The transform took place the same time when Lacey and Christoph Thiele were solving the subject of conjecture by Alberto Calderón. The duo was given an award known as Salem prize.
From 1996, Lacey has been serving as a professor of math at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2004 he was awarded the postdoctoral fellowship award, and in 2012, he was appointed as the member of the American mathematical society.
By the time Michael Lacey joined Georgia Tech faculty in 1996; his research has been acknowledged by numerous organizations comprising the Simons Foundation and Guggenheim. On top of that, Michael Lacey has served as the director of many training grants such as VIGRE and MCTP awards from the NSF that has supported many undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.
He has offered great advice to numerous students who went on to pursue leading graduate programs. On top of that, the majority of his Ph.D. students have secured lucrative academic and industry jobs. Michael Lacey has mentored over ten postcodes in his institution.