Michael Lacey has been a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996. He had previously held positions at the Louisiana State University as well as the University of North Carolina and Indiana University after earning his doctorate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1987.
His profile on Math Alliance lists his field of expertise as Pure Mathematics and his research interests as harmonic analysis and probability. He has also researched and studied, extensively, ergodic theory throughout his years lecturing. He has been lecturing, researching and providing guidance to his undergraduates for over 30 years. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en and https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/
While his mentoring abilities are impressive and he has earned all the accolades that come along with his accomplishments, it should be noted that he has received both very inspiring as well as some less-than-enthusiastic reviews on his university’s website Teaching page from some of his former students. While he was complimented on the quality of his courses and the guidance he was able to give, other students voiced negative opinions concerning his style of teaching. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
In 2004, he collaborated with Xiaochun Li on a joint project earning a Guggenheim Fellowship and was welcomed into the American Mathematical Society in 2012. He has also served as Director of Training Grants supporting undergraduates, graduates, students, and postdocs.
Michael Lacey has also mentored several of his students on many of the aspirations in their lives leading them to make responsible, life-aspiring decisions concerning their future. He has also published an impressive array of research papers in his career.