Michael Lacey is a living mathematician in the United States of America. You can find Michael still mentoring and performing work at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign where he received his Ph.D. during the late 80s.
A Ph.D. is the highest academic degree awarded by schools and universities around the world. Michael Lacey is known for many great accomplishments, most notably when he solved a theory related to the iterated logarithm law for empirical characteristic purposes. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
His research and studies were on the probability of Banach Spaces and also the ergodic theory. Out of all the work and research he did, the most important was with harmonic analysis.
In the earlier years as a postdoctoral, Michael held positions at Louisiana State University and UNC. While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with Walter Phillip, he was able to provide proof to the central limit theorem. He also worked with other mathematicians like Christoph Thiele, Alan McIntosh, R. Jones and M. Wierdl.
During 1989 to 1996, while Michael Lacey was working a position at Indiana University he was awarded and received the National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html and http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/
Around this time of him receiving the fellowship, he began a study of the bilinear Hilbert Transform, a theory by Alberto Calderon which Lacey solved in 1996 resulting in the Salem Prize. The Salem Prize is awarded only to mathematicians with the most outstanding research.
His latest accomplishment was in 2012 when he was accepted into the American Mathematical Society. Today you can still find him as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is loved by many students and professors and inspiring them one by one.