Emeritus James S. Thorp
Office:347 Durham Hall
Mailing Address:302 Whittemore (0111)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-2946 firstname.lastname@example.org
Title:Hugh P. and Ethel C. Kelly Professor Emeritus & Research Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1962M.S., Cornell University, 1961B.S., Cornell University, 1959
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.