Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Indiana University, 1982
B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, with High Honors in Mathematics, Oberlin College, 1976
1993 - present: Professor of Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1988 - 93: Assocate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1984 - 88: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Duke University
1982 - 84: Postdoc with J.B. Keller, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
Cheney works on inverse problems in acoustics and electromagnetic theory. Some of her work has dealt with low-frequency electromagnetic imaging, in which images are made of objects much smaller than the wavelength of the interrogating fields. More recently she has been working on remote sensing problems, including ground-penetrating radar, sonar, adaptive time-reversal methods in both acoustics and electromagnetics, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR).