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

Agarwal, PK, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Wang, Y. "Extreme elevation on a 2-manifold." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (September 29, 2004): 357-365.

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Mascarenhas, A, and Pascucci, V. "Time-varying Reeb graphs for continuous space-time data." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (September 29, 2004): 366-372.

Cole-McLaughlin, K, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Loops in Reeb graphs of 2-manifolds." Discrete and Computational Geometry 32.2 (January 1, 2004): 231-244. Full Text

Collins, AD, Agarwal, PK, and Harer, JL. "HPRM: A hierarchical PRM." Proceedings Ieee International Conference on Robotics and Automation 3 (December 9, 2003): 4433-4438.

Cole-McLaughlin, K, Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Loops in Reeb graphs of 2-manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (July 28, 2003): 344-350.

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, Natarajan, V, and Pascucci, V. "Morse-Smale complexes for piecewise linear 3-manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (July 28, 2003): 361-370.

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Zomorodian, A. "Hierarchical Morse-Smale complexes for piecewise linear 2-manifolds." Discrete and Computational Geometry 30.1 (January 1, 2003): 87-107. Full Text

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 (December 1, 2001): 4405-4427.

Agarwal, PK, Collins, AD, and Harer, JL. "Minimal trap design." Proceedings Ieee International Conference on Robotics and Automation 3 (January 1, 2001): 2243-2248. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H, Harer, J, and Zomorodian, A. "Hierarchical Morse complexes for piecewise linear 2-manifolds." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (January 1, 2001): 70-79.

Pages

Former Graduate Students

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