Shay is a faculty member at the department of mathematics at the Technion. Most of his academic education Shay received at the Technion where he did his bachelor’s degree and PhD (BSc in math + BSc in computer-science in 2006-10 and PhD in 2013-16). Shay did his master’s degree at the university of Saarland in 2010-12. After finishing his doctorate, Shay was at the US between 2016 and 2020. During this time, he was affiliated with several institutions: Simons Institute at Berkeley, UCSD, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, and Google Brain.