Ria Mazumder

Ria Mazumder, PhD

  • Assistant Teaching Professor

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2016)
    Ohio State University—Columbus (OH)
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013)
    Ohio State University—Columbus (OH)

About Me

I completed my doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from The Ohio State University. My doctoral research focused on bio-mechanics of cardiac muscles for early prediction of heart failure using magnetic resonance elastography (by estimating isotropic and anisotropic myocardial stiffness). I have authored/co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and proceedings and received national and international awards for my research work.

Teaching philosophy: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin.

I believe teaching without engaging the student imparts knowledge that does not last. Students should be able to apply the concepts learned in a course to real-life engineering problems. My research experience in a truly interdisciplinary field, which perfectly blends different branches of engineering (electrical, computer science, biomedical, mechanical) and medicine (radiology, anatomy, physiology), gives me the scope to share various real-life applications of engineering tools with students that imparts an understanding in them which goes beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Research Interests

My primary research interests include signal processing and image processing particularly catered to medical imaging applications.


  • Mazumder R., Schroeder S., Mo X., Clymer B. D., White R. D., Kolipaka A. In vivo quantification of myocardial stiffness in hypertensive porcine hearts using MR elastography. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 2016.
  • Mazumder R., Schroeder S., Mo X., Litsky A. S., Clymer B. D., White R. D., Kolipaka A. In vivo magnetic resonance elastography to estimate left ventricular stiffness in a myocardial infarction induced porcine model. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 2016.
  • Mazumder R., Clymer B. D., Mo X., White R. D., Kolipaka A. Adaptive anisotropic gaussian filtering to reduce acquisition time in cardiac diffusion tensor imaging. Intl. J. Cardiovasc. Imaging. 2016.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)


  • Best Student Paper "ISMRM MR Elastography Study Group", ISMRM, Singapore, (2016)
  • Conference Proceedings awarded cum laude at ISMRM 2016 (Singapore) and ISMRM, Italy, (2014)
  • Second Runners-Up at The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum Oral Presentation (2014)


  • Biomedical Engineering Students Present In Undergraduate Design Competition

    A team of biomedical engineering students participated in the Undergraduate Design Competition hosted by 2022 SB3C: Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference. The purpose of the competition is to showcase the undergraduates' design work, give students an opportunity to describe their work, and provide a chance to meet professionals in the bioengineering field. The Widener team, led by faculty advisor Ria Mazumder, assistant teaching professor, was one of six finalists chosen from the pool of applicants to present their work during a special podium presentation at the conference.

    (L-R): Amelia Wellmon, Mason Klaus, Sean Blade, and Jessica Guarino.

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