Lacey is a mathematics professor who has the ergodic theory, probability and more specifically, harmonic analysis as his areas of specialization. He is American and was born on 26th of September, 1959. He went to the University of Illinois in 1987 at Urbana-Champaign where he got his PhD under the guidance of Philipp who was his supervisor. His essay was based on the areas of Banach spaces in probability and he came up with the formula that solved the problem concerning Law of Iterated Logarithm of the empirical characteristic functions.
He did his first mentored research position at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Louisiana State University. It was while at the North Carolina University, that they gave their almost sure proof of the central limit theorem with Walter Philipp. He also had a position for about eight years at the Indiana University where he was given a National Science Foundation after doctorate fellowship and it is during this fellowship that he started the study of bilinear Hilbert Transform.
He was awarded the Salem Prize with Christoph Thiele in 1996 after they solved the problem where the Transform was unproven but thought to be true by Alberto Calderon. Lacey worked as a mathematics professor at Georgia University since 1996 and earned a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 for the work they did with Xiaochun Li. He joined the American Mathematical Society in 2012.
From the day he joined the Georgia Technology faculty in 1996, many awards bodies like the Simons Foundations and the Guggenheim have recognized him. He has served as director in training grants, for example, MCTP and VIGRE awards from NSF, which have provided support to many postdoctoral students, graduates and undergraduates. He has shared his knowledge and given advice to many undergraduates and all his students who have got industrial and academic jobs.
The professor is a good person and has mentored many graduates and more than ten postdocs. Anyone who has had a chance to work with him can give a testimony of how good the professor is in mathematics and other areas he works on. He likes solving mathematical problems that seem to be troubling people in this field and if it was not for him, some mathematical problems would still be a problem for students up to date. He has used his knowledge to help people and he is a man students should always emulate.