American mathematician Michael Thoreau Lacey graduated from the University of Texas in ’81. He then studied under Walter Philip at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he then received his PhD in 1987.
His postdoctoral positions after completing his degree included Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina where he again worked with Walter Philip. Together they further proved the central limit theorem.
Lacey’s career path next found him employed as an associate professor at Indiana University from ’89 until’ 96 where received a National Science Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship with which he then conducted research centralized around the study of the bilnear hilbert transform. Lacey and Christoph Thiele were awarded the Salem Prize for their work on the subject.
He has been teaching for the Georgia Institute of Technology as a full professor of mathematics ever since he left his tenure at Indiana University.
Other associate, who visiting, are and research professorial positions by Lacey included Louisiana University at Baton Rouge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Study in Norway, Helsinki University, University of British Columbia and Schrodinger Institute.
He has received research support for his studies from several mathematics research institutes including but not limited to the Guggeheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the Salem Prize, the NSF Individual Grant and the Simon’s Foundation. Other main focuses of his career have been in ergodic theory, but harmonic analysis, and and probability.