Hai-Ling Cheng received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary in 1994 and 1996, respectively, and spent two years in industry working on real-time synthetic aperture radar development for Canadian defense surveillance aircrafts. She then returned to academia to pursue further post-graduate study in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, where she received her Ph.D. degree in 2003 on interventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound thermal ablation therapy. She continued her academic research at The Hospital for Sick Children, where she was a Scientist in the Research Institute. In 2014 she joined the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Cheng’s research focuses on the development of quantitative MRI for advanced applications in cancer and regenerative medicine, with a particular emphasis on imaging at a physiological, cellular, and molecular level.
- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Member, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
- Graduate awards: NSERC, OGS, UofT Open
- Undergraduate awards: Muriel Kovitz Prize for the top graduating student at the University of Calgary, Governor General’s Silver Medal, Chancellor David B. Smith Gold Medal in Engineering, APEGGA Gold Medal in Electrical Engineering, Canada Scholar
- International Engineering Consortium’s Top Student of the Year Award
- Women in Engineering & Science Award from National Research Council of Canada (1991-1994)