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, cyber security, ioT, biological networks and gene expression.
Selected Grants
GEPR: Genomewide analysis of root traits awarded by National Science Foundation (CoPrincipal 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 (CoPrincipal Investigator). 2007 to 2011
TRPGR Genomic Approaches to Identify Genes for Root System Architecture Traits awarded by National Science Foundation (CoPrincipal Investigator). 2006 to 2008
Distributed multiscale geometric processing on realtime sensor networks on radiation fields awarded by National Science Foundation (CoPrincipal Investigator). 2002 to 2004
Persistence, Combinatorial Morse Functions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003
(980205) Computational Geometry, Robotics, and Geographic Information Systems awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2000
(961030) The Moduli Space of Curves; Its Leveln Covers and Torelli Space awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1997
(940252) The Moduli Space of Curves, its Level n Covers and Torelli Space awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1996
(950888) The Moduli Space of Curves, its Leveln 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:10.1214/15EJS1030. 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 cellcycle progression..” Genome Biology, vol. 15, no. 9, Sept. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1186/s1305901404467. 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/s0045401496047. 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 largescale 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
Topp, H. F., et al. “3dimensional phenotyping of growing root systems and QTL mapping identifies core regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture.” Pnas, vol. 110, 2013, pp. E16951704.
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
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:10.1186/1471222912116. Full Text
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Former Graduate Students

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