Shahar has a B.Sc in computer science (Summa cum Laude) from Ben-Gurion University. Shahar also has an M.Sc from Tel-Aviv University in computer science. In his research, he focused on error-correcting codes and randomness extractors under the supervision of Dr. Gil Cohen.
During his studies, Shahar worked as an engineer in Apple where he developed BT/WiFi chips.
In his free time, he enjoys sports and especially soccer.