Eyal Shahar

Eyal Shahar

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Eyal Shahar is a music and art technologist. He develops exhibits and serves as the chief new media exhibits engineer at the Exploratorium. At USF, he teaches the Museums/Technology Practicum. Eyal has a BSc in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University and an SM in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.

He started his career as a professional musician, working with some of Israel's most prominent artists for over a decade. His software and hardware engineering experience includes various positions in music and art related startups in Tel Aviv, Paris, and San Francisco. He is the author of the book Project Reliability Engineering: Pro Skills for Next Level Maker Projects (Apress, 2019). As an educator, Eyal has taught electronic music production, robotics, and museum technologies.


  • MIT Media Lab, SM in Media Arts and Sciences, 2012
  • Tel Aviv University, BSc in Electrical Engineering, 2003

Prior Experience

  • Chief New Media Exhibit Engineer, The Exploratorium (current)
  • Software/DSP Engineer, Musikara
  • Engineering Consultant, Le Laboratoire

Selected Publications

  • Project Reliability Engineering: Pro Skills for Next Level Maker Projects, ISBN 978-1-4842-5018-1, Apress Media (Oct. 2019)

  • Ma, J., Shahar, E., Metha, G., Eliceiri, K., Yu, K., Shedding Light: Integrating Bioimaging Technologies into the Design of an Interactive Museum Exhibit, Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019, San Diego, CA (Jun. 2019)

  • SoundStrand: Composing with a Tangible Interface, Proceedings of the 12th international conference on New interfaces for musical expression, Ann Arbor, MA (May 2012)