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, cyber security, ioT, biological networks and gene expression.

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

  • B.A., Haverford College 1974

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Extending persistence using poincaré and lefschetz duality (Foundations of Computational Mathematics DOI 10.1007/s10208-008-9027-z).” Foundations of Computational Mathematics, vol. 9, no. 1, Feb. 2009, pp. 133–34. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10208-008-9038-9. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Extending persistence using poincaré and lefschetz duality.” Foundations of Computational Mathematics, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 79–103. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10208-008-9027-z. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H., et al. “Reeb spaces of piecewise linear mappings.” Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, Dec. 2008, pp. 242–50. Scopus, doi:10.1145/1377676.1377720. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H., et al. “Time-varying Reeb graphs for continuous space-time data.” Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, vol. 41, no. 3, Nov. 2008, pp. 149–66. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.comgeo.2007.11.001. Full Text

Bendice, P., et al. “Inferring local homology from sampled stratified spaces.” Proceedings  Annual Ieee Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, Focs, Dec. 2007, pp. 536–46. Scopus, doi:10.1109/FOCS.2007.4389523. Full Text

Attali, D., et al. “Alpha-beta witness complexes.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4619 LNCS, Dec. 2007, pp. 386–97.

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Stability of persistence diagrams.” Discrete and Computational Geometry, vol. 37, no. 1, Jan. 2007, pp. 103–20. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00454-006-1276-5. Full Text

Agarwal, P. K., et al. “Extreme elevation on a 2-manifold.” Discrete and Computational Geometry, vol. 36, no. 4, Jan. 2006, pp. 553–72. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00454-006-1265-8. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Stability of persistence diagrams.” Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, Dec. 2005, pp. 263–71. Scopus, doi:10.1145/1064092.1064133. Full Text

Pages

Former Graduate Students

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