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

Selected Grants

GEPR: Genome-wide analysis of root traits awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2012

Duke on Network Security awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2011

Doctoral Program in Management and Analysis of Large Data Acquired from Sensors awarded by Department of Education (Co-Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011

TRPGR Genomic Approaches to Identify Genes for Root System Architecture Traits awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2008

Distributed multiscale geometric processing on real-time sensor networks on radiation fields awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2004

Persistence, Combinatorial Morse Functions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003

(98-0205) Computational Geometry, Robotics, and Geographic Information Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2000

(96-1030) The Moduli Space of Curves; Its Level-n Covers and Torelli Space awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997

(94-0252) The Moduli Space of Curves, its Level n Covers and Torelli Space awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

(95-0888) The Moduli Space of Curves, its Level-n Covers and Torelli Space awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996

Pages

Munch, E., et al. “Probabilistic Fréchet means for time varying persistence diagrams.” Electronic Journal of Statistics, vol. 9, Jan. 2015, pp. 1173–204. Scopus, doi:10.1214/15-EJS1030. Full Text Open Access Copy

Farr, Robert S., et al. “Easily repairable networks: reconnecting nodes after damage..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 113, no. 13, Sept. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.113.138701. Full Text

Bristow, Sara L., et al. “Checkpoints couple transcription network oscillator dynamics to cell-cycle progression..” Genome Biology, vol. 15, no. 9, Sept. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1186/s13059-014-0446-7. Full Text

Turner, K., et al. “Fréchet Means for Distributions of Persistence Diagrams.” Discrete and Computational Geometry, vol. 52, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 44–70. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s00454-014-9604-7. Full Text

Turner, K., et al. “Fréchet Means for Distributions of Persistence Diagrams.” Discrete & Computational Geometry, 2014. Open Access Copy

Deckard, Anastasia, et al. “Design and analysis of large-scale biological rhythm studies: a comparison of algorithms for detecting periodic signals in biological data..” Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), vol. 29, no. 24, Dec. 2013, pp. 3174–80. Epmc, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt541. Full Text

Topp, Christopher N., et al. “3D phenotyping and quantitative trait locus mapping identify core regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110, no. 18, Apr. 2013, pp. E1695–704. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1304354110. Full Text

Munch, E., et al. “Failure filtrations for fenced sensor networks.” International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 31, no. 9, Aug. 2012, pp. 1044–56. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0278364912451671. Full Text

Michael Jenista, W. A. “Realizing Boolean Dynamics in Switching Networks.” Siam Journal of Applied Dynamical Systems, 2012.

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Former Graduate Students

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