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Michael Lacey is a prominent American mathematician who currently follows his career path with Georgia Tech. He is part of the faculty there and puts his PhD to work as a mentor. He graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, under the guidance of Walter Philipp.
In the years following his graduation, he worked in fields regarding probability, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis, the latter of which is said to be the most important. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
Lacey began his first two jobs soon after graduation at Louisiana State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively. Lacey and Phillips were able to show evidence of central limit theorem, which is a very important step in American mathematics.
He moved on to a position at Indiana University where he remained from 1989 to 1996. It is there that he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. It was under this fellowship that he began his research on bilinear Hilbert transform. He, along with others, received the Salem Prize for solving the transform. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en
Georgia Tech hired Lacey in 1996, and he remains an integral part of the faculty today. He was acknowledged by numerous awards for his work. Two of those prestigious awards are the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations.
His work at Georgia Tech also includes director of training grants such as VIGRE and MCTP. These grants have helped dozens of undergraduates, graduates and postdoc students. His work with PhD students as an advisor has helped them go on to careers that include academic and industry jobs.
His position at Indiana University includes mentoring pre-doctoral and doctoral students. He has been a member of the American Mathematical Society since 1996.