Joyce McLaughlin
David Isaacson
Antionette Maniatty
Assad Oberai
Steven Roecker
Birsen Yazici
Mourad Zeghal
Research Scientists
Affiliates 
Margaret Cheney
Adjunct Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Yates Chair and Professor of Mathematics
Colorado State Univeristy
http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ece/faculty
Education:
Ph.D., Mathematics, Indiana University, 1982
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Oberlin College, 1976
Career Highlights:
Cheney held positions at Stanford University and Duke University before moving to RPI in 1988. She has held visiting appointments at NYU's Courant Institute (19871988), at the Institue for Mathematics and Its Applications (19941995, 1997, and 2005), the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (2001 and 2010), the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (2002), the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (2003), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (20072008).
Cheney has received several awards, including the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1986, a National Science Foundation Faculty Award for Women in Science and Engineering in 1990, the Lise Meitner Visiting Professorship at Lund Institute of Technology in 2000, and a National Research Council fellowship in 2007. She has served on the SIAM Board of Trustees, and currently serves on the editorial boards of three journals. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of SIAM.
Research Areas:
Most of her work has been on the inverse problems that arise in quantum mechanics, acoustics, and electromagnetic theory; since 2001, she has been working on radar imaging.
Selected Publications:
2010
Fang, Y., Cheney, M. and Roecker, S. "Imaging from sparse measurements", Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 180 No. 3, pp. 1289  1302, Published Online: 22 Jan 2010.
Varslot, T., Morales, H. and Cheney, M. "Syntheticaperture imaging through a dispersive medium", Inverse Problems Vol. 26 (2010) 025008.
Varslot, T., Yazici, B., Yarman, E., Cheney, M., Scharf L. "Timereversal Waveform Preconditioning for Clutter Rejection" Applications and Methods of Waveform Diversity, SciTech Publishing, Inc., 2010, pp. 330334.
2009
Cheney, M. and Borden, B. “Fundamentals of Radar Imaging”, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2009 and <H3> Synthetic Aperture Radar </H3> "Problems in syntheticaperture radar imaging", Inverse Problems 25 (2009) 123005.
Yarman, E., Varslot, T., Yazici, B., Cheney, M. “Image Formation and Waveform Design for Distributed Apertures in Multipath via GramSchmidt Orthogonalization" to appear in Applications and Methods of Waveform Diversity, SciTech Publishing, Inc., 2009.
2008
C.E. Yarman, B. Yazici, and M. Cheney, "Bistatic syntheticaperture radar imaging with arbitrary trajectories", IEEE Transactions in Image Processing, Vol 17(1), pp. 8493, (2008).
Cheney, M. and B. Borden,"Imaging moving targets from scattered waves" Inverse Problems, Vol. 24, (April 2008).
2007
T. Varslot, C.E. Yarman, M. Cheney and B. Yazici, "A variational formulation to waveform design for synthetic aperture imaging", Inverse Problems and Imaging, Vol 1(3), pp. 577592, (2007).
2006
C.J. Nolan, M. Cheney, T. Dowling, and G. Gaburro, "Enhanced angular resolution from multiply scattered waves", Inverse Problems 22, pp. 18171834 (2006).
B. Yazici, M. Cheney, and C.E. Yarman, "Syntheticaperture inversion in the presence of noise and clutter", Inverse Problems 22, pp. 17051729 (2006).
2005
M. Cheney and B. Borden, "Microlocal analysis of GTDbased SAR models", Algorithms for synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XII, ed. E.G. Zelnio and F.D. Garber, SPIE Proceedings series vol. 5808 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA), pp. 1523 (2005).
B. Borden and M. Cheney, "Syntheticaperture imaging from highDopplerresolution measurements", Inverse Problems 21, pp. 111 (2005).
2004
M. Cheney and R.J. Bonneau, "Imaging that exploits multipath scattering from point scatterers", Inverse Problems 20, pp. 16911711 (2004).
M. Cheney, "Syntheticaperture assessment of a dispersive surface", International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology 14, pp. 2834 (2004).
M. Cheney and C.J. Nolan, "Syntheticaperture Imaging through a Dispersive surface", Inverse Problems 20, pp. 507532 (2004).
2003
M. Cheney and B. Borden, " Microlocal analysis of GTDbased SAR models", in Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XII, ed. E.G. Zelnio and F. D. Garber, SPIE Proceedings series vol. 5808 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA) (2003).
F. Natterer, M. Cheney, and B. Borden, "Resolution for Radar
and XRay Tomography", Inverse Problems 19,
(6) pp. S55S64 (2003).
M. Cheney and B. Borden, "Microlocal
Structure of Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Data", Inverse
Problems 19, (1) pp. 173194 (2003).
C.J. Nolan and M. Cheney, "Synthetic
Aperture Inversion for Arbitrary Flight Paths and NonFlat Topography", Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions
on Image Processing 12, pp.10351043 (Sept. 2003).
2002
C.J. Nolan and M. Cheney, "Synthetic
Aperture Inversion", Inverse Problems 18
(1), pp. 221236 (2002).
2001
M. Cheney, "The Linear Sampling
Method and the MUSIC Algorithm", Inverse Problems 17, (4) pp. 591595 (2001).
M. Cheney, D. Isaacson, and M. Lassas, "Optimal Acoustic Measurements", SIAM Journal on Applied
Mathematics 61, (5) pp. 16281647 (2001).
M. Cheney, “A Mathematical Tutorial
on Synthetic Aperture Radar", SIAM Review 43, (2)
pp. 301312 (2001).
M. Cheney and G. Kristensson, "Optimal
Electromagnetic Measurements", Technical Report LUTEDX/(TEAT7091) Lund Institute of Technology, Department of Electroscience,
Electromagnetic Theory, Sweden, pp. 124 (2001).
2000
M. Cheney and N. Bleistein, "An Asymptotic
Wave Interpretation of Sonar Images", in Analytical and
Computational Methods in Scattering and Applied Mathematics,
F. Santosa and I. Stakgold, eds., Chapman & Hall/CRC Research
Notes in Mathematics 417, (2000).
1999
M. Cheney, D. Isaacson, and J.C. Newell, "Electrical Impedance Tomography", SIAM Review 41, (1) pp. 85101, (1999).
Contact Information:
Margaret Cheney
Yates Chair and Professor of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics
Colorado State Univeristy
101 Weber Building
Fort Collins, CO 805231874
U.S.A.
(970) 4916478
http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ece/facultystaff/facultypage.cfm?pass=114
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