Dr. Weilin Hou
Physical Scientist
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing | Editor | Author | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
image processing , communication , tactical decision aids , imaging systems , numerical simulation , unmanned vehicle
Profile Summary

Weilin "Will" Hou is with the Office of Naval Research Global, supports and manages international research programs on various topics, especially those related to ocean sensing, C4ISR, autonomy and platforms. He developed and chairs the annual SPIE Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference since 2008, and teaches a short course on the related topics.

Publications (55)

SPIE Journal Paper | 23 March 2023
Dennis Estrada, Weilin Hou, Silvia Matt, Bing Ouyang
JARS, Vol. 17, Issue 01, 016514, (March 2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JRS.17.016514
KEYWORDS: Image fusion, Turbulence, Image restoration, Windows, Image enhancement, Machine learning, Image processing, Education and training, Distortion, Point spread functions

Proceedings Article | 21 April 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11752, 1175209 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2587007
KEYWORDS: Turbulence, Actuators, Space operations, Skin, Robotics, Particle image velocimetry, Modulation, Energy efficiency

Proceedings Article | 12 April 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11752, 1175208 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2586035

Proceedings Article | 6 May 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11420, 114200V (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558184
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Sensors, Particles, Velocity measurements, Fiber optics sensors, 3D modeling, Fluid dynamics, SolidWorks, Motion models, Magnetism

Proceedings Article | 28 April 2020 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 11420, 1142008 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2559876
KEYWORDS: Turbulence, Skin, Modulation, Oceanography, Ocean optics, Visualization, Particle image velocimetry, Energy efficiency, Acoustics, Denoising

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Proceedings Volume Editor (15)

SPIE Conference Volume | 21 June 2023

SPIE Conference Volume | 30 May 2022

SPIE Conference Volume | 30 April 2021

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 May 2020

SPIE Conference Volume | 9 July 2019

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Conference Committee Involvement (16)
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XV
23 April 2024 | National Harbor, Maryland, United States
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XIV
3 May 2023 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XIV
7 April 2022 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XIII
12 April 2021 | Online Only, Florida, United States
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring XII
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC1077: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring
This course covers basic principles and applications of optical oceanography. The course is aimed to provide background information for those interested in exploring processes involving the ocean using optical techniques, including sensing and monitoring via remotely (passive and active), as well as traditional in situ measurement and sampling approaches. A brief introduction of oceanography will be given, followed by ocean optics principles include scattering by both particles and optical turbulence, polarization and impacts on underwater imaging and communication, through theoretical frame work and examples. Typical sensors and platforms including unmanned underwater vehicles are introduced. Topics associated with data collection, processing, analysis, fusion and assimilation to ocean models are also discussed. This course can also be used as a refresher for recent advances in related areas. This course helps to understand apply to research and development efforts relevant to the maritime environment, in such issues as sea surface temperature sensing, underwater imaging, and remote sensing including water quality monitoring related to biological activities or extreme events, for example.
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