Michael Lacey is known as a successful mathematician with a specialty in probability studies. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas, Austin and graduated in the year 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Michael Lacey also attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He acquired his Ph.D. while studying under Walter Philipp who is an accomplished mathematician. Michael submitted a thesis about probability which was linked to vector analysis. Immediately after graduating, Michael established a career very fast due to his academic success. While at school, he was described as a hard worker, disciplined and a passionate individual.
The career journey of Michael Lacey started when he was employed to serve at the prestigious Louisiana State University based in Baton Rouge. His position at the university was that of an assistant professor. Michael held this position for almost one year and later went to work at the UNC (University of North Carolina) which is in Chapel Hill. Michael Lacey held this position for a while and in the year 1989, he took a new position at the Indiana University. It was during his tenure at the University of North Carolina that he worked with Walter Philipp to prove a theory of probability. Throughout his career, Michael has earned a reputation as one of the most skilled and passionate mathematicians in the world.
Currently, Michael Lacey serves at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the capacity of a professor. He joined the university in 1996 as an associate professor was promoted to a full professorship after five years. The specialty of Michael is to teach linear algebra to the Georgia Tech students. Throughout his entire career, Michael Lacey has conducted a lot of research and has also received many accolades. In 1996, Michael was announced as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Science Foundation. In the year 1997, he was awarded the Salem Prize for the collaborative research he conducted with Christoph Thiele. Michael also gave an address in 1998 to the International Congress of Mathematics held in Berlin. In 2004, he acquired a Guggenheim Fellowship due to his work with mathematician Xiaochun. The mentoring skills of Michael Lacey have earned him an award from Georgia tech as well as the National Science Foundation.