ISI Directory

Jonathan Habif, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Principal Scientist


B.A., Physics, Colgate University
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
Postdoctoral, Physics, MIT


Jonathan L. Habif is an experimental physicist, research lead at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and research assistant professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Professor Habif holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Colgate University an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in electrical and computer engineering and applied physics. He conducted postdoctoral work in the Research Laboratory for Electronics (RLE) at MIT.  His current research has focused on photon-starved, classical communication and imaging, quantum-secured optical communications in free-space and fiber, and integrated nano-photonic for both classical and non-classical applications.  Prof. Habif leads USC’s Laboratory for Quantum-Limited Information (QLIlab) located outside Boston, MA. The QLIlab is dedicated to understanding and demonstrating the fundamental limits for extracting information from physical signals.

Research Summary


Research Assistant Professor, USC Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Lead, USC Information Sciences Institute