Joe Chow is a Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and the Campus Director of the NSF/DOE CURENT ERC. He received his BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He worked at General Electric Company before joining RPI in 1987. His current research includes Voltage-Sourced Converter based Flexible AC Transmission Systems, and the analysis, modeling, and control of large power systems using synchronized phasor measurements. He has received several awards in control and power systems, and is a fellow of IEEE.