Izhar is a leading researcher in the field of pharmaceutical algorithms. After completing his B.Sc. at the Technion,Izhar went on to develop new approaches for reducing bias in molecular docking models during his PhD at the University of Toronto. Most notably, he invented the widely-used Virtual Decoy Set technique. Izhar also has strong industrialexperience from his time at Keddem Bioscience, where he worked on small-molecule drug discovery.