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Michael Lacey: Math- and Futurama!

A faculty member at Georgia Tech since 1996, Michael Lacey is a mathematics professor who mentors doctoral and pre-doctoral students in mathematics. Learn more about Michael Lacey:

He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lacey was himself mentored by Walter Philipp. The two worked together to present proof of the almost sure “central limit theorem.”

Michael Lacey has also held faculty positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as Louisiana State University prior to his position with Georgia Tech.

He was also at Indiana University where he was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. He was also given a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 for work done in conjunction with Xiaochun Li and an American Mathematics Society Fellowship in 2012.

Lacey has spent some time directing various training grants such as VIGRE and MCPT, both from the National Science Foundation. Though this work Lacey has helped dozens of doctorate candidates achieve their goals.

He teaches high-level mathematics at Georgia Tech, M4305 and M3225. His students have given him some mixed reviews which he seems to wear with pride. He promotes negative comments about his classes and lectures as well as positive ones. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | GAtech

Possibly best know for lecturing about mathematics and the TV show “Futurama” he does not shy away from letting prospective students and attendees know what his courses and lectures will be about: Math, which not everyone wants to dive as deeply into as he does.

Lacey has submitted or co-submitted 30+ papers in his career, all of which can be found at his Georgia Tech teaching website at He also includes his course syllabuses and details of his research here. He can be contacted by prospective mentor candidates at his personal website