Michael Lacey is an American mathematician who was born in the September of 1959. His primary interests are ergodic theory, harmonic analysis and probability. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/
While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lacey wrote his thesis on the probability of Banach spaces.
After receiving his PhD. in 1987, Lacey undertook his first postdoctoral position at the Louisiana State University, which was followed by a position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
While at the University of North Carolina, Michael Lacey and Walter Philipp, the professor from the University of Illinois whom Lacey received his PhD. under, gave their proof of the central limit theorem.
In 1989, Michael Lacey gained a position at Indiana University, where he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During his fellowship tenure, Lacey studied the bilinear Hilbert transform. Along with German mathematician, Christoph Thiele, Lacey solved the transform in 1996, and the two men were awarded the Salem Prize.
In 1996, Lacey left the Indiana University for a position as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Mathematics, where he has mentored a number of students who went on to undertake jobs in academics and industry.
In 2004, Lacey was awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work with Xiaochun Li. In 2012, Michael Lacey joined the American Mathematical Society. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509
In regard to Lacey’s teaching method, one of his students were even quoted as saying “I’ve learned to think on an entirely different level, and feel more prepared and confident about calculus 2,” showing that Lacey chooses to teach his students in a way that helps them, not just in his class, but in all of their classes.