Michael Lacey is what you might call ‘a mathematician’s mathematician.’ He has written several articles for prestigious mathematics-related publications. He has received many mathematics-related awards and he has been a full professor at Georgia Institute of Technology since 2001. Besides his responsibilities as a professor, he mentors pre and post doctoral students. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance
He received his doctoral degree from The University of Illinois – Urbana Campus in 1987 at age 28 and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1981.
In 1996, he and Christoph Thiele of Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, received the Salem award which started in 1968 and is given annually to promising young mathematicians. He has since then won many more awards centering on his mathematics interests.
His current areas of research are Harmonic Analysis and Probability. Harmonic Analysis is the study of repeating patterns combined with the Fournier principle which uses trigonometry to represent recurrent, wave-like functions. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey
His other research interest is Probability which is the study of how likely an event is to occur. The event is measured as a percentage of the numerical value of zero to one with zero having no probability and one having one hundred percent probability.
He is featured as part of the Mathematics Genealogy Project. This web-based project is the result of a mathematics student’s desire to know who mentored his mentor.
As Michael Lacey mentored and continues to mentor many students, it is not surprising that he would be included in the project.
I’m sure Mr. Lacey’s legacy of mathematical study will inspire many future mathematicians.