Professor Micheal T. Lacey, Mathematician

The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, the “Math Alliance”, is a group whose members are dedicated to assisting and promoting underrepresented groups in the mathematics-related sciences. Through increased funding and participation, it hopes to spur the future growth of the mathematical community.


Mathematician Michael Lacey, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is committed to these goals. After earning his Ph.D from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he has held positions at Louisiana State University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Indiana University. While at IU, Lacey was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, and, in 2004, the Guggenheim Fellowship for his work with Xiaochun Li.


He has successfully mentored pre-doctoral and doctoral students and has advised many undergrads who went on to leading graduate programs. He been the director of training grant programs, such as MCTP and MCTP, that have benefited dozens of students.


Although his expertise is in pure mathematics, he has also done research in probability and harmonics analysis. Lacey and Cristoph Thiele were awarded the Salem Prize for their efforts in solving the bilinear Hilbert transform. His works have been featured in many academic publications.


Whether by teaching, mentoring, or tutoring, Professor Michael Thoreau Lacey is helping to make the field of mathematics more accessible to a wider variety of students, many of whom have gone on to pursue careers in industry related and academic jobs.



Michael Lacey

School Of Mathematic

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30330

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