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

(93-0786) Mathematical Sciences Mapping Class Group & Invariants of 3-Manifolds awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1994

(92-0802) Mapping Class Group and Invariants of 3-Manifolds awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1994

Pages

Galkovskyi, Taras, et al. “GiA Roots: software for the high throughput analysis of plant root system architecture..” Bmc Plant Biology, vol. 12, Jan. 2012. Epmc, doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-116. Full Text

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

Mileyko, Y., et al. “Probability measures on the space of persistence diagrams.” Inverse Problems, vol. 27, no. 12, Dec. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0266-5611/27/12/124007. Full Text

Bendich, P., et al. “Improving homology estimates with random walks.” Inverse Problems, vol. 27, no. 12, Dec. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0266-5611/27/12/124002. Full Text

Bendich, P., and J. Harer. “Persistent Intersection Homology.” Foundations of Computational Mathematics, vol. 11, no. 3, June 2011, pp. 305–36. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10208-010-9081-1. Full Text

Bini, Gilberto, and John Harer. “Euler characteristics of moduli spaces of curves.” Journal of the European Mathematical Society, European Mathematical Society Publishing House, 2011, pp. 487–512. Crossref, doi:10.4171/jems/259. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Lipschitz functions have Lp-stable persistence.” Foundations of Computational Mathematics, vol. 10, no. 2, Apr. 2010, pp. 127–39. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10208-010-9060-6. Full Text

Iyer-Pascuzzi, Anjali S., et al. “Imaging and analysis platform for automatic phenotyping and trait ranking of plant root systems..” Plant Physiology, vol. 152, no. 3, Mar. 2010, pp. 1148–57. Epmc, doi:10.1104/pp.109.150748. Full Text

Edelsbrunner, H., and J. Harer. “The persistent Morse complex segmentation of a 3-manifold.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 5903 LNCS, Dec. 2009, pp. 36–50. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10470-1_4. Full Text

Cohen-Steiner, D., et al. “Persistent homology for kernels, images, and cokernels.” Proceedings of the Annual Acm Siam Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, Sept. 2009, pp. 1011–20.

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Former Graduate Students

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