Weilin "Will" Hou is an oceanographer at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, and leads 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 spans from sensing, to communication, to decision involving data processing and fusion. His specialty includes underwater imaging and processing, and worked extensively on many topics involving tactical decision aid, communication, numerical simulation, data management, instrumentation and 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. Dr. Hou published over 60 papers, holds 9 US Patents, edited 11 Proc. SPIE Vols, and is the author of the book "Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and Other Methods" (2013). He also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) and collaborates with NATO partners.
Book: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring: Optics and other Methods (2013)
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1) Active Ocean Mixing Sensing with Lidar
2) Bioluminescence Signatures in the Ocean