Ramakrishna Mukkamala

Dr. Mukkamala is a Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He received graduate and post-doctoral training in Bioelectrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a dedicated cardiovascular researcher throughout his career. He received an NSF CAREER Award and an AHA Scientist Development Grant for his early research on blood pressure waveform analysis and helped Retia Medical translate this research to hospital use. He received an IEEE EMBS Most Impactful Paper Award and the Michigan State University All-University Innovation of the Year Award in 2019 for his recent research on cuff-less blood pressure measurement. He is also a devoted educator with two teaching awards from MSU and now teaches Biological Signals and Systems at Pitt. In addition, Dr. Mukkamala currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and the Chair of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems and Physiology-Based Engineering.


Current Post-Docs


Cederick Landry

Cederick got his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. His research is focused on developing physiology-based data-driven solutions to the human cardiovascular system to better monitor vital signs, to predict the need of an intervention, and for optimizing cardiovascular related devices.



Mohammad Yavarimanesh

Mohammad got his MSc and bachelor's degrees from the Sharif University of Technology and the University of Tehran in electrical and computer engineering. Cardiovascular signal processing and developing devices is his primary interest. He is currently working toward developing a surveillance and screening device in the cardiovascular system.


Current Graduate Students


Mark Freithaler
PhD Student | maf308@pitt.edu

With an MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Binghamton, Mark comes from working in the telecom industry. His interests include non-invasive smartphone-based blood pressure measurement and sensors.



Vishaal Dhamotharan
PhD Student | vid26@pitt.edu 

Vishaal has an MS in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, building upon his engineering design undergraduate program (IIT Madras). His primary interests include cardiovascular device design and development. He is currently working on smart hemodynamic monitoring devices.



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