John Harer

John Harer
  • Professor of Mathematics
External address: 109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0034
Phone: (919) 660-2845

Research Areas and Keywords

Biological Modeling
Gene Regulatory Networks, Network Inference
Computational Mathematics
Topological Data Analysis, Geometric Data Analysis, Network Dynamics, Network Inference
Signals, Images & Data
Topological Data Analysis, Geometric Data Analysis
Topology
Topological Data Analysis

Professor Harer's primary research is in the use of geometric, combinatorial and computational techniques to study a variety of problems in data analysis, shape recognition, image segmentation, tracking, brain imaging, biological networks and gene expression.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1979

  • B.A., Haverford College 1974

Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Morozov, D. "Persistent homology for kernels, images, and cokernels." Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (2009): 1011-1020.

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Mascarenhas, A, Pascucci, V, and Snoeyink, J. "Time-varying Reeb graphs for continuous space-time data." Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications 41.3 (2008): 149-166. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Patel, AK. "Reeb spaces of piecewise linear mappings." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2008): 242-250. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, and Harer, J. "Stability of Persistence Diagrams." Discrete & Computational Geometry 37.1 (January 2007): 103-120. Full Text

Bendice, P, Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Morozov, D. "Inferring local homology from sampled stratified spaces." Proceedings - Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS (2007): 536-546. Full Text

Attali, D, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Mileyko, Y. "Alpha-beta witness complexes." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 4619 LNCS (2007): 386-397.

Agarwal, PK, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Wang, Y. "Extreme elevation on a 2-manifold." Discrete and Computational Geometry 36.4 (2006): 553-572. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, and Harer, J. "Stability of persistence diagrams." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2005): 263-271. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Local and global comparison of continuous functions." IEEE Visualization 2004 - Proceedings, VIS 2004 (2004): 275-280.

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Mascarenhas, A, and Pascucci, V. "Time-varying Reeb graphs for continuous space-time data." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2004): 366-372.

Pages

Former Graduate Students

  • Anne Collins (01/2002 - 01/2006): Configuration Spaces in Robotic Manipulation and Motion Planning