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

Fink, T, Ahnert, S, Bar On, R, and Harer, J. "Exact dynamics of Boolean networks with connectivity one (Submitted)." PRL (2009). (Academic Article)

Edelsbrunner, H, and Harer, J. "The Persistent Morse Complex Segmentation of a 3-Manifold." (2009): 36-50. Full Text

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 41.3 (November 2008): 149-166. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Patel, AK. "Reeb spaces of piecewise linear mappings." Proceedings of the Twenty Fourth Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry Scg '08 (2008). Full Text

"Alpha-beta witness complexes." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 4619 LNCS (December 1, 2007): 386-397.

Bendich, P, Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Morozov, D. "Inferring Local Homology from Sampled Stratified Spaces." 48th Annual Ieee Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (Focs'07) (October 2007). 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

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

Cohen-Steiner, D, Edelsbrunner, H, and Harer, J. "Stability of persistence diagrams." Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry Scg '05 (2005). Full Text

Pages

Former Graduate Students

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