Mathematician Michael Lacey

Michael Lacey is a mathematician who currently teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Michael Lacey received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. His thesis was in the field of probability, more specifically, Banach spaces.

After receiving his Ph.D., Lacey would work on and improve many mathematical fields such as probability, Ergodic theory, and Harmonic analysis. Ergodic theory is a branch of mathematics that studies dynamical systems with an invariant measure, and Harmonic analysis is another field of mathematics focused on the representation of functions as the superposition of basic waves.

Dr. Lacey has done numerous research that has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Examples of his research includes the solution of the Kato Square Root Problem, and Ergodic Theorems. His research has earned him several awards and fellowships. In 2004, Lacey received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work with Xiaochun Li. Additionally, he was awarded the Salem Prize for his work on the Hilbert transform, which is a linear operator that takes a function of a real variable and produces another function of a real variable.

Before his teaching position at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Michael Lacey worked at Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Michael Lacey and Walter Philipp gave proof to the central limit theorem, a probability theory.

Currently, being a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Michael Lacey is mentoring Doctoral students, Pre-Doctoral students, and more than ten postdocs. Additionally, he has been the director of training grants, which have supported undergraduates, graduates, and postdoc students.

Michael Lacey’s work in the field of probability and mathematics as a whole have been imperative, and as he continues to teach at Georgia Tech, he continues to research about his interests of probability and Harmonic analysis.

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