Michael Lacey is an outstanding mathematician. Currently, he is among the longest serving faculty members at the School of Mathematics in Georgia Institute of Technology.
Having been a mathematics instructor since 1987, Michael Lacey has shaped the minds of many future leaders and mathematicians. His noble decision to use his glaring mathematical skills for teaching as opposed to higher paying profession is a testament to the love that he has for mathematics and the passion for passing his knowledge along to the next generation.
Michael Lacey is the true definition of an academician. In addition to having been a mathematics instructor for close to two decades now, he has conducted numerous published researched and given numerous talks on various subjects with the field of mathematics.
His first area of research was that of probability in Banach spaces for his doctorate thesis. He has since expanded his areas of interest to harmonic analysis, probability, and ergonic theory. In fact, his work on harmonic analysis led to him being employed as an editor for the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, specifically concentrating on papers exploring Harmonic Analysis.
Mr. Lacey’s commitment to Georgia Institute Technology goes far beyond teaching. In his time at the Georgia Tech, he has served at in numerous academic and non-academic committees that are essential to the institution’s smooth running. He currently sits on the Senior Promotion and Tenure, and Undergraduate committees. Learn more about Michael Lacey:
His contribution has been central to the diversification of the institution’s School of Mathematics. In the time he has been with the institution, the school has hired a total of 11 women. Mr. Lacey was on the hiring committee when 9 of the 11 hiring decisions were made. Read more: Michael Lacey | About.me and Mike Lacey | Crunchbase
Given the sacrifices Mr. Lacey has made for mathematics over the years, it not surprising that he has been honored a number of times. The first honor he was bestowed upon was being named an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in 1990. Since then, h has been named a Simons Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and American Mathematical Society Fellow. Additionally, he has been awarded the Prix Salem, a prize collaboratively issued by the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.
As recently as 2012 Georgia Tech also issued him with the NSF-Advanced mentoring award.