Smadar Shaul is a deputy manager of the Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk, the co-editor of the Beehive publication, and a junior researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center. Her research focus on social processes on virtual social networks, and their influence on behaviors in the real world, with an emphasis on violent behavior. Concurrently, she is a doctoral candidate at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation focuses on radical ideology's penetration in local networks, during the period of the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.
Previously, she was a research assistant at the IDC-Herzliya and at the Shmuel Ne'eman Institute of the Technion, and an intern at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Center for National Security Studies at the University of Haifa. She received her M.A in Social Psychology.