The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

ECE FACULTY

Emeritus James S. Thorp

Picture of James S. Thorp

Office:
347 Durham Hall

Mailing Address:
302 Whittemore (0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

(540) 231-2946
jsthorp@vt.edu

Title:
Hugh P. and Ethel C. Kelly Professor Emeritus & Research Professor


Education:

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1962
M.S., Cornell University, 1961
B.S., Cornell University, 1959

Research Interests:

Professor Thorp is interested in the protection and control of large-scale-power systems including algorithms for digital protection, adaptive relaying, and real-time control of power systems using measurements obtained from microprocessor relays and Phasor Measurement Units. In addition, he studies the complicated dynamical behavior of power systems including the generation of “fractals” by such systems, and the mechanisms of cascading disturbances.