The American Mathematician Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. He is currently a Full Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, he is not only known for his achievements in the field of mathematics but also for his mentorship and guidance of dozens of students throughout the years.
He mentors students from every college level of education and also directs National Science Foundation training grants such as the MCTP and VIGRE awards which have also helped dozens of students as well as paid for years of post-graduate training and research.
All of his Ph.D. students have excelled post-academically and hold positions in the field both in academia and in industry positions.
A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Illinois, he graduated in 1987 under the mentorship of Walter Philipp. In 1981, he earned his bachelors in Austin from the University of Texas in mathematics. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/
The National Science Foundation awarded him with his first post-doctoral Fellowship in 1990. During this fellowship, he studied the bilinear Hilbert transform for which he and Christoph Thiele earned the Salem Prize jointly in 1996.
Before the Georgia Institute of Technology, Michael Lacey was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington from 1989 to 1996. After graduation from 1987 to 1989, he held positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge.
His mentorship at Georgia Tech earned him a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Mentoring Award in 2012 in recognition of the outstanding Assistant Professors he had mentored.
As well as being published dozens of times, Michael Lacey has given hundreds of presentations throughout his years in mathematics. In 1998, he had the honor of giving a 45-minute address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, Germany.
His most recent recognition was becoming an American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2013. This fellowship was to recognize Michael Lacey for his work in contributions to the field of mathematics. One year earlier, he earned the Simons Fellow, of which only around 30 awards are given in mathematics each year.