Efrat Shimron

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

UC Berkeley

Efrat Shimron


I am a postdoc in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at UC Berkeley. I have the pleasure of being co-advised by Prof. Michael (Miki) Lustig (UC Berkeley) and Prof. Shreyas Vasanawala (Stanford). I work with their collaborative groups on developing MRI reconstruction methods for pediatric imaging. My research focuses on solving inverse problems in computational MRI by leveraging Machine Learning, image processing and physics-based modelling.

In 2015-2019 I was a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Haim Azhari at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. In my PhD research I developed techniques for rapid MRI using Compressed Sensing, with applications to MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgHIFU).


  • March 2021: our abstract "Subtle inverse crimes: Naively using publicly available images could make reconstruction results seem misleadingly better!" was accepted for an oral presentation in the ISMRM conference. Check it out to hear our surprising results!

    • Abstract number: 0222

    • Oral Session Name: Machine Learning for Data Acquisition & Image Reconstruction

    • Session Day: Tuesday, 18 May 2021

    • Session Time: 12:00 UTC

  • March 2021: I was elected for the Trainee Representative position in the ISMRM Reproducible Research Study Group Committee (starting June 2021).

  • December 2020: I gave a tutorial on advanced regularization methods for dynamic MRI as part of the 2nd BART webinar. The recording and python tutorial (Jupyter notebook) are available here.

  • October 2020: I moved to Berkeley, CA. Excited about joining the labs of Miki Lustig and Shreyas Vasanawala for my postdoc studies!

  • September 2020: I was awarded the Israel Council for Higher Education (Vatat) National Fellowship for Excelling Post-doctoral Researchers in Data Science for my postdoctoral studies in UC Berkeley and Stanford.


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Software: GitHub

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