Higgins Labs 209
+1 (508) 8315705
MS California Institute of Technology 1985
PhD California Institute of Technology 1990

It has been a great pleasure to teach at WPI, a school with motivated students from all over the world. I am teaching engineering mechanics related course such as ES2501 (Statics), ES2502 (Stress Analysis), ES2503 (Dynamics), ES3011 (Control Engineering), ME4506 (Vibrations), ME4512 (Finite Elements) at the undergraduate level and ME522 and ME593V (Mechanical Vibrations), ME593M (Numerical Methods for Engineers), ME527 (Advanced Dynamics), and ME531 (Elasticity Theory) at the graduate level. I share the happiness when the students can apply the learned knowledge in their projects and research. I understand the frustration when the students suffer in the learning process and always try my best to help. I like to challenge my students to their maximum ability. I would like to make sure that my students can get their needed apples on a tree but they must jump. I view the teaching is a control process and welcome questions from my students for the valuable feedback.

Scholarly Work

A Computational Scheme for the Optimal Sensor/Actuator Placement of Flexible Structures Using Spatial H2 Measures 2006

Stochastic Models for Disordered Periodic Processes and Their Applications 1998

Shinde, A. and Hou, Z. (2005). A Wavelet Packet Based Sifting Process and Its Application for Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Health Monitoring, 2(4), pp. 153-170.

Hou, Z., Hera, A., and Noori, M.,“Wavelet-Based Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring,” a book chapter in Health Assessment of Engineered Structures: Bridges, Buildings and Other Infrastructure. (in press)

Professional Highlights & Honors
, 1984
Hua Xia Foundation
, 1989
California Institute of Technology
, 1994