Michael Thoreau Lacey: One of America’s Most Prominent Mathematicians

Michael Lacey is an American mathematician, born in Abilene, TX, on September 26, 1959. Michael Lacey graduated from the University of Texas in 1981 before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

After earning his Ph.D., Michael Thoreau Lacey worked at the following schools: Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Indiana University. From 1989 to 1996, Michael Thoreau Lacey first taught mathematics after taking a teaching position at Indiana University where he also earned a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

From 1996 to the present, Michael Lacey has worked as a full-time Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he not only teaches mathematics, but researches mathematics fields such as Harmonic Analysis and probability.

In 2004, Michael Lacey received a Guggenheim Fellowship eight years before he was officially declared a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey

From 2012 to 2018, grants such as the Australian Research Grant, the NSF individual grant, and the Simons Foundation grant were issued by various people and groups who’ve read and supported Professor Lacey’s published researches.

Lacey is a strong advocate for higher education, which is the reason he became director of training grants supplementing greatly to academic programs that provide research training to student trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level.

The undergraduate students Lacey mentored eventually, like Lacey, continued onto directing their own graduate programs. The PhD students Lacey mentored eventually took on academic jobs, in addition to advising more than ten postdoc students.

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