Sergei Maslov received his M.S. from the Landau Institute in Moscow, Russia, in 1992 and his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 1996. In 2004 he was given a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is currently a permanent staff member at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he is working on interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics. His most recent research concentrates on topics in systems biology and complex networks.