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 rapid scans. My research leverages Machine Learning, physics-based modelling and computational imaging.

In 2015-2019 I was a PhD student at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. I spent wonderful years in the lab of my PhD advisor Prof. Haim Azhari, during which I developed sparsity-based methods for MR image reconstruction.

The Subtle Inverse Crimes abstract is here

The recorded 5-min oral presentation is here

Both links require registration to the ISMRM'21 conference


  • July 2022: I am recruiting undergrads at Berkeley's EECS department.

  • June 2021: I was named as an Emerging Investigator and invited to give a talk in the conference Imaging Elevated: Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators (October 2021). Really looking forward to this exciting event!

  • May 2021: our "Subtle Inverse Crimes" abstract received a magna cum laude award in the ISMRM conference and was selected as a finalist in the Magnetic Moments competition. Check it out to see our surprising results! The abstract is here and the video is is here .

  • May 2021: I'm co-organizing the MR-Pub Competition for Interactive Code Demos, together with Prof. Nikola Stikov, chair of the Reproducible Research Study Group (RRSG) committee. We invite submissions of code demos related to abstracts or educational material published in the ISMRM'21 conference. Details here.

  • March 2021: I was elected for the ISMRM Reproducible Research Study Group Governing Committee, to the Trainee Representative position.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact & social media: Email (efrat.s at berkeley dot edu), LinkedIn, Twitter

Software: GitHub


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