John Harer

John Harer

Professor of Mathematics

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, brain imaging, biological networks and gene expression.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Mathematics

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1979
  • B.A. Harvard University, 1974

Research Interests

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, brain imaging, biological networks and gene expression.

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 218: Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time
  • MATH 190: Special Topics in Mathematics
  • MATH 412: Topology with Applications
  • MATH 611: Algebraic Topology I
  • MATH 790-90: Minicourse in Advanced Topics
  • MATH 799: Special Readings

Representative Publications

  • McGoff, KA; Guo, X; Deckard, A; Kelliher, CM; Leman, AR; Francey, LJ; Hogenesch, JB; Haase, SB; Harer, JL, The Local Edge Machine: inference of dynamic models of gene regulation., Genome Biology: biology for the post-genomic era, vol 17 no. 1 (2016) [abs].
  • Bendich, P; Gasparovic, E; Harer, J; Tralie, C, Geometric models for musical audio data, LIPIcs, vol 51 (2016), pp. 65.1-65.5 [10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2016.65] [abs].
  • Bendich, P; Gasparovic, E; Harer, J; Izmailov, R; Ness, L, Multi-scale local shape analysis and feature selection in machine learning applications, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, vol 2015-September (2015) [10.1109/IJCNN.2015.7280428] [abs].
  • Perea, JA; Deckard, A; Haase, SB; Harer, J, SW1PerS: Sliding windows and 1-persistence scoring; discovering periodicity in gene expression time series data., BMC Bioinformatics, vol 16 (2015) [10.1186/s12859-015-0645-6] [abs].
  • Rouse, D; Watkins, A; Porter, D; Harer, J; Bendich, P; Strawn, N; Munch, E; Desena, J; Clarke, J; Gilbert, J; Chin, S; Newman, A, Feature-aided multiple hypothesis tracking using topological and statistical behavior classifiers, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol 9474 (2015) [10.1117/12.2179555] [abs].