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Thomas Heldt began his studies of physics and medicine at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany. He received the MS and MPhil degrees in Physics from Yale University and the PhD degree in Medical Physics from the Harvard University-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He completed his postdoctoral training with the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems at MIT. He is currently a Principal Research Scientist at MIT and Principal Investigator with MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), where he co-directs (with George Verghese) RLE's Computational Physiology and Clinical Inference Group. Thomas is also a Research Fellow in Fetal/Neonatal Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His research interests include mathematical modeling of physiological systems, model reduction, and model identification with applications to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular critical care. Recently, his work has focused on investigating antecedents of brain injury in premature infants.
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