Michael Lacey is a highly accomplished mathematician from the United States with a love of learning, teaching, research, and mentoring his students at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Math has always been Michael Lacey’s passion as he has always enjoyed solving puzzles of all kinds even from an early age. This passion has led him to a long and respected career as a professor at esteemed universities.
Millions of dollars in grants and contracts have been awarded to Michael Lacey and his team for a wide variety of research topics including singular integrals and phase plan analysis, but his work with harmonic analysis has been the topic that has garnered the most interest and research money. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en
Harmonic analysis is used in many different fields and is quite important in the field of mathematics. It studies the conversion of functions into basic waves and is used in quantum mechanics, neuroscience, signal processing and many more areas.
The study of harmonic analysis has not been the only subject of his work and he has focused on topics like ergodic theory and probability in his studies as well.
A graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Illinois at Urbana with a B.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics, Michael Lacey was mentored by and later went on to work with Professor Walter Philipp through his Ph.D. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
With the advisory help of Walter Philipp, Michael Lacey completed his senior thesis on the topic of Banach spaces, a type of normed vector space. Their work together lasted for years and after graduation, while teaching at the University of North Carolina, the pair presented proof of the central limit theorem.
Before obtaining a position of Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Michael Lacey worked at Louisiana State University from 1987 to 1988.
After his position at the University of North Carolina, he was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University until 1996 when he began at Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor. He is now a Full Professor and holds the position of Associate Chair for Faculty of the School of Mathematics.