Simon is an educator, researcher, engineer, entrepreneur and a recipient of the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award and Medal for pioneering contributions to storage systems based on flash memory (together with Dov Moran and Amir Ban).

Since 1991 he is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (Tel-Aviv University). He also was a Visiting Researcher and held Professorship positions at many leading labs and universities, including Los Alamos National Laboratories, AT&T Shannon Laboratories, Bell Laboratories, Rutgers University, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST), Eindhoven Technological University, etc.

For 13 years Simon was the Chief Scientist and the Engineering Fellow (the company’s highest technical position) at SanDisk (till 06’ M-systems, acquired by SanDisk). In recent years he serves as Co-founder, CSO (Chief Strategy Officer) and Director at StoreDot. In 2010 Simon was awarded by the State of Israel the Special Prize for Exceptional Achievements in Science.

He holds M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) and Ph.D in Engineering. He wrote two monographs and more than 200 papers in leading profile journals and holds more than 60 patents.