Ria Mazumder, PhD

  • Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering
  • 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)


In the Media


  • Professors Honored for Promoting Civic Engagement

    Assistant Teaching Professor Ria Mazumder and Associate Professor Anita Singh, both of the School of Engineering, have been honored with the Civic Engagement Award. The honor, given at the 2022 faculty awards program, recognizes outstanding contributions of faculty to students’ understanding of their social responsibilities, and to Widener’s engagement in the local or global community through teaching or research. 

    Mazumder and Singh are committed to broadening engineering education in ways that and equip Widener students to become professionally, personally, and socially responsible leaders. They developed two innovative projects that promote a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. The first, a partnership with Chester Eastside Inc. School and Edgemont Scholars Academy, delivers innovative extra-curricular STEM education to elementary and middle school students in need of opportunity.  The second created a partnership with the Chester Community Clinic and the Community Nursing Clinic, in which engineering students learn about the challenges of developing effective, low-cost solutions for patients at the margins of the health care system.

    Both projects have been effective at engaging students and serving the community and have received recognition beyond the university.

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  • 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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