From the time he was a young boy, Michael Lacey has always had a deeper understanding of mathematics. Michael earned his degree from the University of Texas and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.
After his postgraduate studies, he immediately returned to academics as an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. Michael Has also held the positions of assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and the Indiana University. He later held tenure as an associate professor at Georgia state university. From the year 2001, he has been a professor at the university.
Michael Lacey profound understanding in mathematics compelled him to venture into teaching. He could have chosen a myriad of careers, but he decided this particular because it was the only way he could spread the understanding of the topic and serve society.
He has a broad knowledge of teaching as it was his first profession. Working in various universities has enabled him to grow as a teacher and understand the different techniques of teaching.
He has been so proficient such that he has won awards for the best teacher. While at the University of Indiana he earned a postdoctoral fellowship from the natural science foundation.in his career he worked on solving the bilinear Hilbert Transformation which he regards as his highest milestone.
With Walter Philips supervising him, his thesis in touched on the area of probability in Banach spaces and ended up solving problems related to the law of iterated logarithm for characteristic empirical functions. His works in mathematics have earned him the title of the best mathematician in the country.
Michael Lacey efforts have not gone unnoticed as he has won various awards. Aside from his fellowship from the Indiana University he has multiple ones from all the universities he has taught. The Georgia state university honored him with the NSF-ADVANCED mentoring award. In Berlin, Germany, he was given the podium to address mathematician in the international congress, an opportunity presented to very few individuals.
Michael has been joint recipient along with Christoph Thiele for the Prix Salem Award by Princeton University.
Michael Lacey has made it his primary duty to pass on his knowledge. He is so passionate that aside from his research, he finds the time to mentor students in various institutions of learning.