A. G. Phadke is a University Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. His primary research areas is the microcomputer based monitoring, protection, and control of power systems. He is a past Chairman of the Power System Relaying Committee of IEEE Power Engineering Society. He is a co-author of two books on relaying: Computer Relaying for Power Systems, and Power Systems Relaying, and is the editor of and contributor to the book Handbook of Electrical Engineering Computations. He is a Fellow of IEEE and was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000, named the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator by the IEEE in 1991, and received the Power Engineering Educator Award of the EEI in 1986. He received the IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution award in 2000. He was the Chairman of the Technical Committee of USNC CIGRE, and Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. Dr. Phadke was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 1993.