We can only succeed in something when we become truly passionate about it. Few individuals embody this concept as much as Michael Lacey. Lacey is one of the fastest rising mathematicians in the country. He has gotten to where he is today through both hard work and an undying love for the field of mathematics.
His interest in mathematics was first piqued in his childhood, and he has not looked back since. It is therefore unsurprising that upon completing his studies, he chose to empower the next generation of mathematicians by becoming an instructor.
Currently, Lacey serves as a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematics.
Before that, he was an assistant, and later associate, professor at a number of institutions, including Louisiana State University, the University of North Carolina and Indiana University. Michael went into teaching after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He also holds a B.S. degree from the University of Texas, Austin.
It is not just enough or mathematicians to relay current knowledge to others. They also need to contribute to the pool of existing knowledge to ensure the continued growth of the field. Michael Lacey is well aware of this fact and has consequently undertaken numerous studies exploring different areas of mathematics. In fact, he has authored or co-authored 108 publications, many of them research papers.
His dedicated approach towards research has seen him earn the trust of a number of grant organizations over the years. He as recently as 2015 had a three-year grant proposal accepted by the Australian Research Council. In total, over the course of his entire professional career, Lacey has received grants amounting to well over $3 million. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://twitter.com/Michael_Lacey1
In addition to producing publications, Michael Lacey has previously been engaged in a number of editorial positions. He has from 2006 served as an editor of the Journal of Geometric Analysis. Additionally, between 2005 and 2011, he served as the harmonic analysis editor for the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. The publication had an acceptance rate of 25 percent, translating to about 20 of the 80 papers submitted every year.
Michael Lacey’s efforts to teach others about mathematics extends beyond the conventional approaches of lecturing and research. Lacey has spoken at numerous colloquiums, seminars, and conferences throughout his illustrious career. Additionally, he constantly accepts short-term and visiting positions at various institutions all over the world.
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