John Harer
 Professor of Mathematics
Research Areas and Keywords
Biological Modeling
Computational Mathematics
Signals, Images & Data
Topology
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.
Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Local and global comparison of continuous functions." IEEE Visualization 2004  Proceedings, VIS 2004 (2004): 275280.
Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Mascarenhas, A, and Pascucci, V. "Timevarying Reeb graphs for continuous spacetime data." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2004): 366372.
ColeMcLaughlin, K, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Loops in Reeb graphs of 2manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (July 28, 2003): 344350.
Collins, AD, Agarwal, PK, and Harer, JL. "HPRM: A hierarchical PRM." Proceedings  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 3 (2003): 44334438.
Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Zomorodian, A. "Hierarchical MorseSmale complexes for piecewise linear 2manifolds." Discrete and Computational Geometry 30.1 (2003): 87107. Full Text
Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "MorseSmale complexes for piecewise linear 3manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2003): 361370.
Agarwal, PK, Collins, AD, and Harer, JL. "Minimal trap design." Proceedings  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 3 (2001): 22432248.
Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Zomorodian, A. "Hierarchical Morse complexes for piecewise linear 2manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2001): 7079.
Goulden, IP, Harer, JL, and Jackson, DM. "A geometric parametrization for the virtual euler characteristics of the moduli spaces of real and complex algebraic curves." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 353.11 (2001): 44054427.
HARER, J. "THE 3RD HOMOLOGY GROUP OF THE MODULI SPACE OF CURVES." DUKE MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL 63.1 (June 1991): 2555. Full Text
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Former Graduate Students

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