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.

Selected Awards

  • 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).

  • Stipend for excelling graduate students, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) research center, for the course "Methods in Computational Neuroscience" (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 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).

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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