The author, Gurjit Singh Thandi, was born in Chandigarh, India on February 13th, 1973. The author enrolled in the Electrical Engineering program at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in August, 1994. After graduation the author joined General Electric Environmental System (GEESI) in Lebanon, Pennsylvania in September, 1994. He worked as an engineer trainee in the power systems group at GEESI.
The author joined Virginia Power Electronics Center in June, 1995 as a graduate research assistant, where he was actively involved in research at VPEC in the areas of modeling and control of three-phase and dc-dc converters. After graduation, the author will go to work for Analog Devices in Santa Clara, California.