1996-1997, Senior Visiting Scientist, University of Delaware
1993-present, Professor, Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1990-1993, Associate Professor, Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1988 – 1990, Postdoc, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1978-1982 East China University of Water Resources (now renamed Hohai University), Applied Mathematics , B. Sc.
1982-1985 Shandong Institute of Oceanology (now renamed Ocean University of China), Physical Oceanography, M. Sc.
1985-1988 Ocean University of Qingdao (now renamed Ocean University of China), Ph. D.
2018.03-persent Member of the 13th national committee of the Chinese people's political consultative conference.
2011-present counselor of Shandong provincial people's government.
Director of Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology, CSOL
Vice President of Shandong Society for Oceanology and Limnology
Executive director of the Chinese society for ocean remote sensing
Ocean Dynamics, Marine Disaster, Ocean Remote Sensing and Application, Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation
Honors and Awards
The first prize of 2013 Ocean Engineering Science and Technology Award (ranked first) in virtue of the achievements of "Study on the spatial-temporal characteristics of mesoscale ocean dynamic processes in China's offshore waters and its application".
The outstanding contribution award of the National 863 Ocean Monitoring Technology (2001).
The second prize of the State Oceanic Administration Ocean Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Award (2003).
The second prize of the National science and Technology Progress Award (2005).
Zhu-Li-Yuehua Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences(2017)
The research results of the statistical theory of nonlinear waves have been included in the graduate student’s textbook approved by the Ministry of Education. Over 180 papers have been published, and the main papers published recently are listed as following (* denotes corresponding author):
 Fang Y, Dong H, Hou Y*, Kong Y. 2014. Frobenius integrable decompositions of nonlinear evolution equations with modified term. Appl. Math. Comput., 226, 435-440.
 Lin F, Hou Y*, Liu Z, Hu P, Fang Y, Duan Y. 2014. The influence of background waves on internal solitary waves after the transit of Typhoon Neast in the northern South China Sea. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 33(7), 40-47.
 Lin F, Hou Y*, Liu Y, Fang Y, Hu P. 2014. Internal solitary waves on the southwest shelf of Dongsha Island observed from mooring ADCP. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limn., 32(5), 1179-1187.
 Yang B, Hou Y*. 2014. Near-inertial waves in the wake of 2011 Typhoon Nesat in the northern South China Sea. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 33(11), 102-111.
 Duan Y, Hou Y*, Liu H, Liu Y. 2013. The water mass variability and southward shift of the Southern Hemisphere mid-depth supergyre. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 32(11), 74-81.
 Liu H, Zhang Q, Hou Y*, Duan Y. 2013. Interannual variability in the North Pacific meridional overturning circulation. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limn., 31(3), 665-680.
 Chen G, Wang D, Hou Y. 2012. The features and interannual variability mechanism of mesoscale eddies in the Bay of Bengal. Cont. Shelf Res., 47, 178-185.
 Chen G, Gan J, Xie Q, Chu X, Wang D, Hou Y. 2012. Eddy heat and salt transports in the South China Sea and their seasonal modulations. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C05021.
 Duan Y, Hou Y*, Liu H, Hu P. 2012. Fronts, baroclinic transport, and mesoscale variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the southeast Indian Ocean. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 31(6), 1-11.
 Li M, Hou Y*, Li Y, Hu P. 2012. Energetics and temporal variability of internal tides in Luzon Strait a nonhydrostatic numerical simulation. Chin. J. Oceanol. Limn., 30(5), 852-867.
 Liu Z, Hou Y*. 2012. Kuroshio Front in the East China Sea from Satellite SST and Remote Sensing Data. IEEE Geosci. Remote S., 9(3), 517-520.
 Zhang Q, Hou Y, Yan T. 2012. Inter-annual and inter-decadal variability of Kuroshio heat transport in the East China Sea. Int. J. Climatol., 32(4), 481-488.
 Chen G, Hou Y*, Chu X. 2011. Mesoscale eddies in the South China Sea: Mean properties, spatiotemporal variability, and impact on thermohaline structure. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C06018.
 Chen G, Hu Po, Hou Y, Chu X. 2011. Intrusion of the Kuroshio into the South China Sea, in September 2008. J. Oceanogr., 67(4), 439-448.
 Hou Y*, Duan Y, Chen G, Qi P, Song G, Si G. 2010. Statistical distribution of nonlinear random wave height in shallow water. Sci. China Earth Sci., 53(2), 267-273.
 Chen G, Hou Y*, Zhang Q, Chu X. 2010. The eddy pair off eastern Vietnam Interannual variability and impact on thermohaline structure. Cont. Shelf Res., 30(7), 715-723.