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Talles Batista Rattis Santos earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2012, and a master's degree and PhD in control engineering and mechanical automation from the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2015 and 2019, respectively.

Santos has more than 10 years of experience in the electrical impedance tomography (EIT) field. Part of this experience includes seven years at a medical device company working on EIT technology. From 2015 to 2022, he worked part-time as a research and development engineer at Timpel Medical, São Paulo, Brazil.

He is passionate about using his industry experience to give his students real-life examples in the classroom. He believes that the interaction between teacher and student is essential to building good foundations so that his students can trust in their skills, solve problems and create new solutions. He shares personal and technical skills to help students develop their abilities — respecting their uniqueness as individuals, listening carefully to their points of view and adjusting teaching strategies according to the class and the students when necessary.

His graduate work also included the study of EIT. Santos was a part of several groups investigating the development and use of EIT for medical applications, including the "Laboratório de Engenharia Ambiental e Biomédica" (LAB) at Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), the EIT laboratory at Colorado State University and LIM/09 at the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP). His most recent training occurred from 2020 to 2022 as a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University.

Selected Publications

Santos, T. B. R., Nakanishi, R. M., de Camargo, E. D. L. B., Amato, M. B. P., Kaipio, J. P., Lima, R. G., & Mueller, J. L. (2022). Improved resolution of D‐bar images of ventilation using a Schur complement property and an anatomical atlas. Medical Physics.

Santos, T. B. R., Nakanishi, R. M., Kaipio, J. P., Mueller, J. L., & Lima, R. G. (2020). Introduction of sample based prior into the D-Bar method through a Schur complement property. IEEE transactions on medical imaging, 39(12), 4085-4093.

de Castro Martins, T., Sato, A. K., de Moura, F. S., de Camargo, E. D. L. B., Silva, O. L., Santos, T. B. R., ... & Tsuzuki, M. D. S. G. (2019). A review of electrical impedance tomography in lung applications: Theory and algorithms for absolute images. Annual Reviews in Control, 48, 442-471.

Mellenthin, M. M., Mueller, J. L., de Camargo, E. D. L. B., de Moura, F. S., Santos, T. B. R., Lima, R. G., ... & Alsaker, M. (2018). The ACE1 electrical impedance tomography system for thoracic imaging. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 68(9), 3137-3150.