Michael Lacey is a top-level awarded mathematician with grants from the Guggenheim fellowship and the Simons Foundation. Born in 1959, Michael has attended all types of great academic venues including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Louisiana State University, and Indiana University. In addition to winning numerous awards for his work in mathematics specifically related around probabilities, harmonic analysis, and ergodic theory, Michael has paved the road for other mathematicians to join his ranks. Whether undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral, Michael has given help to lots of undergraduate students who later made strides to join his ranks in graduate and postdoctoral school: Up until now, Michael has had more than 10 postdoctoral students under his wing to see the world how he sees it. This was not always the case for Lacey, who started out as an undergraduate himself. Yet because of his sharp mind and success, he has been gifted many financial grants such as VIGRE and MCTP from the National Science Foundation.


Much of his later works started when he was 28 Years old at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His work there was largely related to probability and more notably harmonic analysis, which is an analysis of wave theory. On top of that, banach spaces were also studied and took up much of his time. This field is more closely related to iterated logarithms. In terms of his postdoctoral work, his work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University have proven to be a breeding ground for success for him. He and fellow worker Walter Philip added on to the central limit theorem: a main idea of mathematical probability which at the time was merely a conjecture.


Later, at 30 years of age in 1989, Michael Lacey moved to Indiana University. At Indiana, he received accolades from the National Science Foundation Fellowship. He studied bilinear Hilbert transform and by 1996 he started a professorship at Georgia Institute of Technology where he still teaches. Having achieved many awards and worked with many mathematicians across the globe like Xiaochun Li, Michael Lacey has been recipient of many Financial grants.