John Harer

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Professor with Tenure

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 with Tenure
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Information:
Education:

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

Curriculum Vitae
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.

Specialties:

Topology
Geometry
Mathematical Biology
Applied Math

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    Courses Taught:
    • BIOLOGY 218: Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time
    • COMPSCI 434: Topology with Applications
    • MATH 89S: First-Year Seminar
    • MATH 190: Special Topics in Mathematics
    • MATH 221: Linear Algebra and Applications
    • MATH 412: Topology with Applications
    • MATH 573S: Modeling of Biological Systems
    • MATH 611: Algebraic Topology I
    • MATH 790-90: Minicourse in Advanced Topics
    • MATH 799: Special Readings

    Representative Publications: (More Publications)
      • Farr, RS; Harer, JL; Fink, TMA, Easily Repairable Networks: Reconnecting Nodes after Damage, Physical Review Letters, vol 113 no. 13 (2014) [10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.138701] [abs].
      • Perea, J; Harer, J, Sliding Windows and Persistence: An Application of Topological Methods to Signal Analysis (2013) [abs].
      • Topp, CN; Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS; Anderson, JT; Lee, CR; Zurek, PR; Symonova, O; Zheng, Y; Bucksch, A; Mileyko, Y; Galkovskyi, T; Moore, BT; Harer, J; Edelsbrunner, H; Mitchell-Olds, T; Weitz, JS; Benfey, PN, 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 USA, vol 110 no. 18 (2013), pp. E1695-E1704 [10.1073/pnas.1304354110] [abs].
      • Turner, K; Mileyko, Y; Mukherjee, S; Harer, J, Fréchet Means for Distributions of Persistence diagrams (2012) [abs].
      • Bendich, P; Harer, J; Harer, J, Persistent Homology Enhanced Dimension Reduction, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (2012) [abs].