Sergei Kalinin is the Director of the Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials (IFIM) and distinguished staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his MS degree from Moscow State University in 1998 and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (with Dawn Bonnell) in 2002. His research presently focuses on the applications of big data and artificial intelligence methods in atomically resolved imaging by scanning transmission electron microscopy and scanning probes for extraction of relevant physics and chemical behaviors on the single-atom levels, as well as mesoscopic studies of electromechanical and transport phenomena via scanning probe microscopy. Sergei has co-authored >600 publications, with a total citation of >26,000 and an h-index of >80. He is a fellow of MRS, APS, IoP, IEEE, Foresight Institute, and AVS; a recipient of the RMS medal for Scanning Probe Microscopy (2015); Blavatnik Award for Physical Sciences (2018), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2009); Burton medal of Microscopy Society of America (2010); 3 R&D100 Awards (2008, 2010, and 2016); and a number of other distinctions.