Michael Lacey Has Blazed a Bright Trail Across the World of Numbers

Michael Lacey in one of America’s premier mathematicians and a world-recognized scholar who has been lauded for his work in some of the most challenging problems facing the science of numbers today.

Lacey was awarded a doctorate degree in 1987 for his work in an important area of math known as Banach spaces, named for famed Polish mathematician Stefan Banach. This area or inquiry concerns what mathematicians call functional analysis, and specifically, that which pertain to vector spaces. Read more: Michael Lacey | Mathalliance

Michael Lacey’s innovative work solving a difficult problem relating to the law of iterated logarithms as they play out in empirical characteristic functions is what earned him a Ph.D.

It was a an impressive achievement for the young numbers cruncher. He had managed to solve a vexing dilemma in math that had eluded many other world-renowned mathematicians. But Lacey was only getting started.

After earning his doctorate, the newly minted “Dr. Lacey” was offered a position at Louisiana State University, and then found a more permanent home at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There he continued to blaze trails while working with one of the world’s most important mathematician, Walter Philipp, an Austrian genius who specialized in probability theory and the theory of numbers.

Working with Philipp, Michael Lacey brought out a proof of the “almost sure” central limit theorem. Then Lacey moved on to Indiana University where he worked on Hilbert transform after receiving a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Lacey, cooperating with Christoph Thiele, solved the Hilbert transform. For this he was awarded the prestigious Salem prize, one of math’s highest honors named for Greek mathematician Raphaël Salem, the man who developed “Salem Numbers” – numbers that are highly significant to what is known as Diophantine approximation and harmonic analysis.

In 1996 Michael Lacey joined the Georgia Institute of Technology. While there, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for new work he began along with Dr. Xiaochun Li.

In 2012 Dr. Michael Lacey was named a fellow with the American Mathematical Society, solidifying his stature among the most important math scholars not just in America, but the world.

Robert Ivy: A Lifetime Of Achievement And Honor

Robert Ivy is the EVP and CEO of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has been since 2011. The AIA is a collective of architects that has worked for 160 years to improve the quality of life of people in the United States as well as protect their welfare and safety. With more than 90,000 architect members and 250 chapters the organization hopes to share information that will help to make our built environment a better place to live. With Robert at the helm, the AIA is slowly transforming into an organization that has influence and that takes action in communities throughout the nation.

Robert Ivy was also the Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, which he helped to grow into a very successful publication. He also acted as the Vice President and Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction Media, which publishes a spread of magazines that cover a range of topics. Under his leadership, in 2003, the magazine was awarded with the National Magazine Award for General Excellence as well as a spread of other awards from the business press. Ivy always felt that working as editor for the Architectural Record was a dream come true.

Robert Ivy has won his fair share of awards and has been recognized for his efforts and architectural skills time and time again. He was given the Crain Award, in 2009, for his work with the press, which is the highest award that the American Business Media grants. Alpha Rho Chi, an architectural fraternity, granted him the title of Master Architect in 2010. This may not sound like a big deal but, the fact is, in all of its 100 years in existence, the fraternity has only granted this title to 7 people. Robert Ivy is the only person to be named a Master Architect in the 21st century.

Robert Ivy studied at Tulane University and eventually earned a Masters of Architecture there. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in English while studying at Sewanee: The University of the South. After this, his award winning book “Fay Jones: Architect” was published in 1992 by the AIA and was well received. Robert Ivy is also a member of the International Circle of Architecture Critics (CICA). Today, Robert Ivy and his wife Holly spend their days living a life they enjoy in Washington D.C.