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


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 - Berkeley 1979

  • B.A., Haverford College 1974

Former Graduate Students

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