Visiting Professor

Thomas Yizhao Hou




Applied Mathematics


Pasadena, CA 91125




3/85 – 7/87       University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D. in Mathematics.


Convergence of Particle Methods for Euler and Boltzmann     

Equations with Oscillatory Solutions.

Advisor: Professor Bjorn Engquist

9/83 – 3/85       University of California, Los Angeles.

M.S. in Mathematics.

2/78 – 1/82       South China University of Technology .

B.S. in Mathematics.


Research Interests:

Numerical Analysis, Multi-Scale Analysis and Simulation,   

Free Boundary Problems, Multi-Phase Flows, Global

Regularity of 3D Incompressible Euler and Navier-Stokes



Academic Experience:

6/04 - present   Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology.

7/00 - 6/2006    Executive Officer, Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics, California Institute of Technology.

2/98 - present   Professor, California Institute of Technology.

10/01-present   Associate Director, Center for Integrative Multiscale Modeling

                         and Simulation, California Institute of Technology.

6/93 - 1/98        Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology.

9/89 - 5/93        Assistant Professor, Courant Institute.

9/02 - present   Distinguished Visiting Professor, the Academy of

                         Mathematics and Systems Science, the Chinese Academy of

                         Sciences, Beijing, China.

4 - 6/04             Visiting Chaired Professor, the Tsinghua University, Beijing,


12/02                Distinguished Visiting Professor, the National University of

                         Singapore, Singapore.

6/98 - present   Guest Professor, Peking University, Beijing.

10/97, 12/05      Invited Visiting Professor, Mittag-Leffler Institute.

3/97 and 7/97    Invited Professor, Universite de Paris VI.

9/1994               Invited Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.

9/91 -6/92         Invited Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study.

1/91 and 4/91   Invited Participant of Program on Homogenization and  

                         Turbulence, MSRI, Berkeley.

7/87 – 8/89       Visiting Member, Courant Institute.


Awards and Honor:

7/2005              Computational and Applied Sciences Award, the United

                         States Association for Computational Mechanics.

12/04                The First Recipient of the Morningside Gold Medal in Applied


6/04                  Charles Lee Powell Professorship, California Institute of


7/03                  Invited Plenary Speaker, the International Congress of

                         Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Sydney, Australia.

7/01                 James H. Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific

                        Computing, the Society for Industrial and Applied


8/98                 Invited Speaker, International Congress of Mathematicians,


11/98               The Francois N. Frenkiel Award, American Physical Society,

                        Fluid Dynamics Division.

8/97                 Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing, Chinese Academy   

                        of Sciences.

9/90-9/92         Alfred Sloan Research Fellow.

11/03               Aziz Lecturer, University of Maryland.

9/04-5/05         The Aisenstadt Chair, Center de Reserches Math´ematiques,

                        Universit´e de Montr´eal.

2006-2008       Inclusion in the 9th and 10th editions of Marquis Who’s Who




1/02-12/07       Founding Editor-in-Chief, SIAM Journal on Multiscale Modeling

                        and Simulation.


Editorial Board:

    5/92-12/97       SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis.

11/97-12/01     Interfaces and Free Boundaries: Modelling, Analysis and


10/98-12/01     Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis.

2/00-present    Advances in Computational Mathematics.

4/00-12/01       European Journal of Applied Mathematics.

10/00-present  Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B.

4/04-present    International Journal for Multiscale Computational


01/01-12/01     IMA Journal on Numerical Analysis.

2008-present   Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis.