Efrat Shimron - Bio

Academic Positions

June 2020 - present | Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), UC Berkeley.

July 2019 - May 2019 | Research Associate, Medical Imaging Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Education

2015 - 2019 | Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Advisor: Prof. Haim Azhari.

2007 - 2009 | M.Sc. Medical Sciences, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Advisors: Prof Ron Meir, Prof. Y. Y. Zeevi.

2001 - 2006 | B.A. cum laude, Physics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

2001 - 2006 | B.Sc. cum laude, Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Awards

  • Rising Stars in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) (2023), an academic career award. The Rising Stars annual event was launched at MIT in 2012 and since then it rotates between leading universities in the US. This year it is hosted by UT Austin.

  • Women’s Postdoctoral Career Development Award in Science (national fellowship), Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (2022-2024).

  • Professional Development Award, Berkeley Postdoc Association (BPA) (2022).

  • Outstanding Emerging Investigator. Invited as a featured speaker to the conference Imaging Elevated: Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators (June 2021).

  • Magna Cum Laude, The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting (May 2021).

  • Finalist, Magnetic Moments competition for public engagement, ISMRM Annual Meeting (May 2021).

  • National Fellowship for Excelling Post-doctoral Researchers in Data Science. Selected as one of three awardees in the country. Israel Council for Higher Education (Vatat) (2020-2021).

  • Society Award for an Excelling PhD Student, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) (Feb. 2019).

  • Educational Stipend, the 27th ISMRM Annual Meeting (Montreal, Canada, May 2019)

  • Summa Cum Laude, The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting (June 2018).

  • Educational Stipend, the 26th ISMRM Annual Meeting (Paris, June 2018).

  • Educational Stipend, the 25th ISMRM Annual Meeting (Honolulu, USA, April 2017)

  • Katzir National Fellowship for Excelling Young Israeli Scientists, Israel Ministry of Defense (2010-2016).

  • Best student presentation competition, 2nd place award, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) (Feb. 2015).

  • Educational Stipend, "Methods in Computational Neuroscience" summer program, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Selected as one of three fully-funded international students (August 2008).

  • Technion Undergraduate Dean honorary mention of an outstanding innovative undergraduate project. Project title “Voice Recognition using Neural Networks” (2007).

  • First place award, the Thomas Schwartz projects competition of the Electrical Engineering Department, Technion. Project title: "Shortest Geodesics on Polyhedral Surfaces" (2006).

  • Summa Cum Laude, Technion President’s List (2005).

  • Summa Cum Laude, Technion President’s List (2004).

  • Cum Laude, Technion, Electrical Engineering Dean’s List (2004).

  • Cum Laude, Technion, Electrical Engineering Dean’s List (2003).

Employment

2009 - 2020 | Research scientist, Israeli tech industry.

Activity for Advancing Women in Science

Activity in the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM):

  • Invited member of the ISMRM Family Committee.

  • Grants reviewer.

  • Invited co-author of a society opinion paper: Saccarelli Caroline., Keenan Katy, Shimron Efrat, Kasper Lars, Keilholz Shella, Kravitz Roberta, Wald Lawrence and Morris Elizabeth. “The Path to Parent-inclusive Conferences”. Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) (2020).

  • Speaker, ISMRM International Virtual Meeting for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Era (2020).

  • Organizer and moderator of a work-life balance session, ISMRM Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. The session included talks by five international speakers with early-mid level careers from the US, Europe and Asia (2020).

Israel National Project for Advancing Female Students in Science and Technology:

  • Guest lecturer, 2015-2020.


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