Yaniv is a research scientist in the Quantum Coherent Device Physics group. He works on noise in superconducting devices with an emphasis on two-level-system dielectric loss. Yaniv graduated with a B.A. in physics and applied mathematics from the University of California (UC), Berkeley in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics under Ivan Schuller at UC San Diego in 2013, where he studied thin-film superconductivity under the influence of nano-magnetic dots. From there he engaged in postdoctoral study at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences with Kevin Osborn, studying two-level systems in dielectrics. In 2016, he joined the Lawrence Livermore team as a postdoctoral researcher and was converted to a research scientist in 2017.