Michael Lacey a talented professor and mathematician, was born on September 26, 1959. Setting himself up for greatness, he earned his bachelors of science in Mathematics at the University of Texas in 1981, and received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1987 under the advisement of Walter Phillipp.
His doctoral thesis, Laws of the integrated logarithm for the empirical characteristic function, aided in solving problems related to the law of iterated characteristics functions and empirical characteristics functions. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
This was the first of over 100 academic papers he has written so far in his career. His Curriculum Viate is decades long and showered with his experience: dozens of speeches, positions of honor, previous and current professorships, mentees, grants received, and awards won.
His first post-doctoral position was in 1987, as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, until he left for a similar position at the University of North Carolina the following year.
Yet again switching Universities to Indiana University the following year, he received his first and only associate professorship at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998, and was made a full Professor there in 2001.
Michael Lacey has had several visiting positions all over the globe, including at the Centre de Reccerca Matematica in Barcelona, was a Wallenberg Fellow in Lund, Sweden in 2015, and visited Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo, among others.
His assorted honors include becoming a Simmons Fellow in 2012, a Fulbright Fellowship in 2008, and was allowed a 45 minute address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin, Germany. Quite prominently displayed on his CV are those he has mentored in STEM programs, and nearly 40% of his mentees have gone on to attend a STEM graduate program.
He has taught several varied math courses from Complex Analysis, Calculus, and even Intro to Number Theory.
He was also in an editorial position in Harmonic Analysis for the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society from 2005 – 2011, and has done the same for the Journal of Geometric Analysis since 2006. Based on reviews from his dozens of students, he is an amazing, enlightening professor and all around great.