Career Profile

I am a computational neuroscientist with a passion for open-source software, Python programming, and open science.


PhD in Neuroscience

2017 - 2023
Tel Aviv University

Predicting individual variability from anatomical magnetic resonance imaging.

MSc in Neuroscience

2014 - 2017
Tel Aviv University

Received full four-year scholarship from the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students. During the first two years completed a wide variety of courses in a number of faculties, and in the last two years worked on an M.Sc. thesis studying cortical layers distribution in the general population using inversion-recovery MRI. Graduated with honors (final grade of 94.75).

High School Diploma

2003 - 2008
Ironi Daled High School

Majored in physics and biology. Graduated with honors (matriculations average of over 95). Took part in school delegations to Spain, Singapore, Poland and Germany.

Job Experience

Data Scientist

2022 - Present

Building the technological infrastructure for canine-based early detection of multiple types of cancer.

Python for Neuroscience Graduate Teaching Assistant

2019 - Present
Sagol School for Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

Introduction to the Python programming language for neuroscience students.

Machine Learning for Neuroscience Teaching Assistant

2019 - Present
Sagol School for Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

Introduction to neuroscience-oriented machine learning concepts and tools.

Research Assistant

2018 - 2018
The lab of Dr. Pablo Blinder, Tel Aviv University

Improved Flow Image Correlation Spectroscopy (FLICS) analysis implementation and built a simple app for running the analysis and viewing the results.

Neuroanatomy Laboratory Teaching Assistant

2015 - 2020
Sagol School for Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

Neuroanatomy laboratory guide, teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Reconnaissance Satellite Operator

2009 - 2013
Israeli Defense Forces

Operated Israeli military electro-optical satellites throughout a four-year service in the intelligence corps, also took part in a large number of projects and led both a research team and a technical team working concomitantly with Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). Completed a 5-month qualification course and approximately 3 more months of advanced training within the unit. Received the unit’s award for excellence on Israel’s Independence Day 2011.


Other than the projects listed below, which were created as part of my research efforts, I have made a number of contributions to a variety of open-source projects (please see my GitHub profile for more information).

The Labbing Project - Improving lab operations and research management.
Open DICOM - Collaborating to improve DICOM management tools across all languages and platforms.


  • A Framework for Cortical Layer Composition Analysis using Low Resolution T1 MRI Images
  • Shamir, I., Tomer, O., Baratz, Z., Tsarfaty, G., Faraggi, M., Horowitz, A., & Assaf, Y.
    Brain Structure and Function, 224(4), 1457-1467.
  • In vivo measurements of lamination patterns in the human cortex
  • Tomer, O., Barazany, D., Baratz, Z., Tsarfaty, G., & Assaf, Y.
    Human Brain Mapping, 1 – 8.


    Youth Counsellor

    2017 - 2018
    Halev 24/7

    Counseling and general help.

    Private Tutor

    2010 - 2011
    P.U.S.H Foundation

    Taught English and Math at Ort Singalovsky High-School.

    Emergency Medical Technician

    2005 - 2006
    Magen David Adom

    Skills & Proficiency




    Linux Administration


    Javascript, HTML5 & CSS