Yael Shahar is the Director for the Database Project Institute for Counter-Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. Ms. Shahar also heads the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT) OSINT project. She specializes in the study of technological trends as applied to terrorism and intelligence sharing. She is a dynamic speaker, and has lectured worldwide on topics related to trends in terrorism, non-conventional and techno-terrorism, threat assessment and asymmetric conflict. Ms. Shahar studied Physics and Philosophy of Science at the University of Texas and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has also served as a reservist in the IDF hostage rescue unit, and is a director and co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Asymmetric Conflict.