Michael Lacy: Mathematician, Scholar, Legend

Michael Lacy is an accomplished and prolific mathematician. Born in the United States in 1959, Lacy studied at University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, being awarded his Ph.D in 1987. No small feat, Mr. Lacy has gone on to pen multiple respected journals as well as lecture as a tenured professor at several prestigious universities.

Michael Lacy’s career started immediately after his Ph.D accreditation, at Louisiana State University. He then went on to lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and subsequently Indiana University, where his research work has touched upon several complicated mathematical areas, such as probability, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, and the central limit theorem.

In honor of his dedicated research and groundbreaking accomplishments, Dr. Lacy was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the National Science Foundation.

This one-of-its-kind scholarship alotted Dr. Lacy dedicated time to research and solve mathematical conundrums that plague society, namely the Hilbert Transform. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

With the help of a colleague, Dr. Lacy solved this conundrum, being lauded by the scientific community for his efforts. In addition, Dr. Lacy was awarded the Salem Award, a prize that recognized Dr. Lacy’s tireless work toward the mathematical community. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

After distinguishing himself via the Salem Award, he was offered a position at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which he proudly accepted. Dr. Lacy has taught at the university since 1996.

During his time at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Lacey received the Guggenheim Fellowship; this scholarship comes in the form of a grant, which allows the recipient creative freedom to pursue what he desires academically, so long as the end result is the furthering of the field, which in Dr. Lacey’s case was Mathematics.

During his illustrious career, Dr. Lacy has published over 30 publications in several journals. The staggering amount of work poured into his research has paid off; Dr. Lacey’s work has furthered both the mathematical and scientific fields immensely. His work is still relevant today.

Thanks to decade after decade of research and dedication toward the field of mathematics, Dr. Michael Lacey was inducted into the American Mathematical Society in 2012. This is the ultimate honor, as it ensures Dr. Lacey’s name will live on in the annals of history, and ensure that those in the future will know his name.