Michael Thoreau Lacey is a renowned mathematician born in Illinois in 1959. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where he completed his Ph.D. in mathematics. This was in 1987 and he completed his thesis under the tutelage of Walter Phillips. His thesis paper was regarding the probability of Banach Spaces.
He has also been involved in important research concerning several complex mathematical problems. They are; Ergodic Theory, probability and harmonic analysis, and empirical characteristic function of iterated logarithm law. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
The first job he got after completing his Doctorate was with Lousiana State University. After working there for a few years he moved on to the University of North Carolina and worked at the Chapel Hill campus. While working at this institution, he along with his former professor, Walter Phillip, presented a theorem concerning Almost Sure Central Limit. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
From the University of North Carolina, he moved on to work at Indiana University. After working there for seven years, he was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. After receiving the fellowship, Michael stayed busy studying the Bilinear Hilbert Transform, along with his colleague Christoph Thiele. They succeeded in their endeavor and won the Salem for their work.
Michaels next move was to transfer to Georgia Institute of Technology, where he continues to teach math to this day. While working there, he received yet another fellowship called the Guggenheim Fellowship, along with one of his peers Xiaochun Lee. This was in 2004. Then in 2012, he was awarded an American Mathematical Society Fellowship.
The National Science Foundation has supported many of his research projects while at GIT. Other institutions that have supported his important work include the Fulbright Foundation and the Simmons Foundation.
While teaching at GIT, he manages to find time to do research and publish his works. Some of the papers he has worked on include but not limited to; bilinear Littlewood Paley Square Functions, Carleson-Hunt Theorem, central limit theorems, Levy Process and Laws and the Kao Problem. In short, Michael Lacey has proven throughout his career that he is one of the most brilliant minds in mathematics.