Doug Cheney is a mechanical engineer specializing in computer-aided design (CAD) model validation. He develops 3D geometry algorithms used by global aerospace and defense companies including Boeing, Lockheed, and the US military. He contributes to research projects for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He helped organize three collaborative forums of international software vendors who test CAD model translations and utilize his validation consulting services.
Doug has trained design engineers to implement CAD model validation in locations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has served as an industry advisor for graduate student thesis projects at the Univ. of Minnesota, the Technical Univ. of Darmstadt (Germany), and Purdue Univ. He has presented his research at international conferences and published papers in industry journals.
Doug grew up in a military family, living in Germany as a teenager. He attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) then served an LDS mission in New York City. After transferring to Brigham Young University, he worked as a tutor in three math labs while studying engineering. He has since volunteered as a math tutor and guest speaker in several high schools. He is completing a second master’s degree in math education at the University of Colorado Denver.
Doug and his wife, Melanie, have four adult children and three grandchildren. They enjoy international travel and attending cultural events. They lived in Detroit, Cincinnati, and Denver, before moving to Lexington, Virginia.
B.S. Brigham Young University, 1993; M.S. Brigham Young University, 1994; M.S. University of Colorado Denver, 2018 (anticipated)
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