Weilin "Will" Hou is an oceanographer at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, and manages the Hydro Optics Sensors and Systems Section. He received his PhD from the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida in 1997. His research interests covers several areas in ocean sensing with optics techniques, with recent interests focusing on ocean turbulence, temperature and related sensor and techniques. Other areas of interests include ocean optics, underwater imaging, remote sensing especially lidar, numerical simulation, data management, instrumentation and platforms such as unmanned vehicles. He developed and chairs the annual SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference since 2008, and teaches a short course on the related topics. He is the editor of 8 Proc. SPIE Vols, and author of the book "Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and Other Methods". He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS).
Book: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and other Methods (2013)
Job opening, research and employment opportunities:
1) Active Ocean Layer Sensing with Lidar
2) EO Imaging Applications in Oceanic Environments