Efrat Shimron - Bio
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.
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.
Named as an Emerging Investigator and invited to participate as a featured speaker in the conference Imaging Elevated: Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators (June 2021).
Magna Cum Laude Award, The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting (May 2021).
Finalist in the Magnetic Moments competition for public engagement, ISMRM Annual Meeting (May 2021).
National Fellowship for Excelling Post-doctoral Researchers in Data Science, Israel Council for Higher Education (Vatat) (2020-2021). Selected as one of three awardees in the country.
Society Award for an Excelling PhD Student, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) (Feb. 2019).
Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting (June 2018).
Aaron Katzir Fellowship for Excelling Young Israeli Scientists, Israel Ministry of Defense (2010-2016).
Second-best student presentation, Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) (Feb. 2015).
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 award, Technion President’s List (2005).
Summa Cum Laude award, Technion President’s List (2004).
Cum Laude award, Technion, Electrical Engineering Dean’s List (2004).
Cum Laude award, Technion, Electrical Engineering Dean’s List (2003).
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.
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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