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

Harer, J. "The third homology group of the moduli space of curves." Duke Mathematical Journal 63.1 (January 1, 1991): 25-55. Full Text

Harer, JL. "Stability of the homology of the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces with spin structure." Mathematische Annalen 287.1 (March 1, 1990): 323-334. Full Text

Harer, J, and Zagier, D. "The Euler characteristic of the moduli space of curves." Inventiones Mathematicae 85.3 (October 1, 1986): 457-485. Full Text

HARER, J, KAS, A, and KIRBY, R. "HANDLEBODY STRUCTURES FOR COMPLEX-SURFACES." MEMOIRS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY 62.350 (July 1986): 1-102.

Harer, JL. "The virtual cohomological dimension of the mapping class group of an orientable surface." Inventiones Mathematicae 84.1 (February 1, 1986): 157-176. Full Text

Harer, J, and Zagier, D. "The Euler characteristic of the moduli space of curves." Inventiones Mathematicae 85.3 (1986): 457-485. Full Text

Harer, J. "The second homology group of the mapping class group of an orientable surface." Inventiones Mathematicae 72.2 (June 1, 1983): 221-239. Full Text

Harer, J. "Representing elements of π1 M3 by fibred knots." Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 92.01 (July 1982): 133-133. Full Text

Pages

Former Graduate Students

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