Lacey is an American mathematician who is currently employed by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Lacey attended the University of Illinois in 1987 and received his ph.D. from the institution.
His thesis concerned the mathematical areas of Banach Spaces, and solved issues with problems related to the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions, which had not been fully understood before. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en
This was done with help from his mentor Walter Phillip, who assisted Lacey in coming up with a formula to help explain the problems addressed in his thesis. The study and work that Lacey completed while working on his thesis helped to feed his interest in mathematical probability, which allowed him to create a very articulate thesis. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech
After completing his education Lacey worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he managed to provide proof of the Central Limit Theorem after a large amount of research. Lacey also worked for a period of time at Louisiana State University.
Beginning in 1989, Lacey worked at Indiana University where he was able to spend time studying the Bi-linear Hilbert Transform with the help of a sponsorship from the National Science Foundation. The research he did on the subject allowed him to solve the Transform, which granted him the Salem Prize.
Michael Lacey has been working in his current position as a professor of mathematics since 1996, and has been a director of many training grants that have been used to help both graduates and undergrads.
Since he began his time at Georgia Tech, Lacey has had his research recognized by several awards from the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations, showing the importance that his research holds to mathematics.