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Mathematical Sciences
Margaret Cheney
Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty:

Kristin Bennett
Mohamed Boudjelkha
Margaret Cheney
Donald Drew
Joseph Ecker
Joseph E. Flaherty
Isom Herron
Mark Holmes
David Isaacson
Ashwani Kapila
Maya Kiehl
Gregor Kovacic
Peter Kramer
Gina Kucinski
Rongjie Lai
Fengyan Li
Chjan Lim
Yuri Lvov
Harry McLaughlin
Joyce McLaughlin
John Mitchell
Clifford Nolan
Bruce Piper
Victor Roytburd
David Schmidt
Donald Schwendeman
William Siegmann
Michael Zuker

Mathematical Sciences Faculty
Margaret Cheney

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

Career Highlights:

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

Research Areas:

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).

Selected Publications

Contact Information:

Margaret Cheney
(518) 276-2646

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