Ilan Shimshoni recieved his B.Sc. in mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, his M.Sc. in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).
Ilan was a post-doctorate fellow at the faculty of computer science at the Technion, from 1995—1998, and was a member of the faculty of industrial engineering and management from 1998—2005. He joined the department of Information Systems (IS) at Haifa University in October 2005.