Yizhao Thomas Hou

Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., South China University of Technology, 1982; M.S., University of California (Los Angeles), 1985; Ph.D., 1987. Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Caltech, 1993-98; Professor, 1998-2000; Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, 2000-04; Powell Professor, 2004-. Executive Officer for Applied and Computational Mathematics, 2000-06.


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Research Overview

Professor Hou focuses on multiscale problems arising from geophysical applications and fluid dynamics, the Millennium Problem on the 3D incompressible Navier-Strokes equations, model reduction for stochastic problems with high dimensional input variables, and adaptive data analysis.


List of Research Areas

multiscale analysis and computation, interfacial problems, stochastic PDEs and uncertainty quantification, global regularity of 3D incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, adaptive data analysis

Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences