Michael Lacey a professor of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology is an American mathematician. Over the years, he has received expertise in the field of pure mathematics enabling him to mentor various students. Among those he has mentored are over 10 post-doctoral and undergraduates who have pursued graduate programs. Moreover, most of his graduated students have found employment in various industries and education institutions, because they are found to be highly equipped in terms of skills in their areas of expertise. He acquired his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under Walter Philipp, where he presented a thesis in the area of Banach Spaces, solving a problem related to law of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristics functions.
His first position was at Louisiana State University and University of Carolina at Chapel Hill where he and Walter Philpp proofed almost sure central limit theorem. He then moved to Indiana University where he received a postdoctoral Fellowship known as National Science Foundation and began a study of bilinear Hilbert transform, which he and Christoph Thiele solved leading to an award of The Salem Prize. In addition, he has received other award such as the Guggenheim and Simons Foundations. We could also say that Michael Lacey is a philanthropist because he is been a director of various training grants such as the MCTP award and VIGRE which are in charge of supporting students in various levels of education in terms of fee and research to looking for jobs. Furthermore, Michael Lacey has always based his research interests in the fields of Harmonic Analysis and Probability.