Mathematics is arguably an essential aspect of our day-day life. In fact, some people consider math as a lifestyle rather than an academic element. One of such people is Michael Lacey, an American Mathematician. His interest in mathematics could be better described as a talent. Lacey has been teaching math for over two decades.

Lacey, who was born in 1959 attended some of the best institutions in mathematics. These played a crucial role in sharpening his intellectual acumen in the field. He graduated with a B.S in Mathematics from the University of Texas in 1981. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

He furthered his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his first Ph. D in Mathematics in 1987. Walter Phillips provided him with the much-needed guidance in undertaking his thesis which covered the area of probability in Banach spaces. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/ and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey

He started working as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. After about one year, he moved to the University of North Carolina where he worked in a similar position. He got an opportunity to work with Walter Philipp in research aimed at providing a central limit theorem. He later joined Indiana University in Bloomington where he worked for about seven years until 1996.

It is during this period that he received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Together with other mathematicians, he won the Salem Prize for solving a conjecture by Alberto Calderon. Lacey has also received other notable awards such as the Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award and the Simons Fellow Award.

Lacey has been a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996. He has also held other positions in various institutions around the globe. He is well-versed in the areas of probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis. He became a fellow of the American Mathematics Society in 2012.