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John Harer, Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Harer

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.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  109 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2845
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://cms.math.duke.edu/harer/?q=home

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • MATH 611.01, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY I Synopsis
    Physics 227, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Education:

Ph.D.University of California at Berkeley1979
BSHaverford College1974
B.A.Harvard University1974
Specialties:

Topology
Geometry
Mathematical Biology
Applied Math
Research Interests: Computational Topology, Computational Biology, Algorithms

Current projects: Biochronicity, Computational Topology, Statistical Topology, Self-Healing Networks, Network Inference, Geometric Image 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, brain imaging, biological networks and gene expression.

Areas of Interest:

Computational Biology
Computational Topology
Dynamics on Networks
Algorithms

Keywords:

Algorithms • Automatic Data Processing • Biomass • Chromosome Mapping • Crosses, Genetic • Genome, Plant • Genotype • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted • Imaging, Three-Dimensional • Inbreeding • Models, Biological • Multivariate Analysis • Oryza sativa • Phenotype • Plant Roots • Principal Component Analysis • Quantitative Trait Loci • Quantitative Trait, Heritable • Recombination, Genetic • Reproducibility of Results • Software • Workflow

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Christopher Traile  
  • Hamza Ghadyali  
  • Colbert Sesanker  
  • Darryl G. Wade  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Henry Adams (2014 - 2015)  
  • Francis Motta (2014/12-present)  
  • Justin Curry (2014/12-present)  
  • Anastasia Deckard (2014/12-present)  
  • Ellen Gasparovic (2013 - 2015)  
  • Xin Guo (2013 - 2014)  
  • Xin Guo (2013 - 2015)  
  • Omer Bobrowski (2012 - 2014)  
  • Joshua Vogelstein (2012 - 2014)  
  • Jurgen Sladeczek (2011 - 2015)  
  • Jose' Perea (2011 - 2015)  
  • Kevin McGoff (2011 - 2015)  
  • Nate Strawn (2011 - 2015)  
  • Paul Bendich (January 01, 2011 - present)  
  • Chris Topp (2009 - 2011)  
  • Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi (2007 - 2011)  
  • Yuriy Mileyko (2008 - 2011)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. JA Perea, A Deckard, SB Haase and J Harer, SW1PerS: Sliding windows and 1-persistence scoring; discovering periodicity in gene expression time series data., BMC bioinformatics, vol. 16 (January, 2015), pp. 257 [doi]  [abs]
  2. David Rouse ; Adam Watkins ; David Porter ; John Harer ; Paul Bendich ; Nate Strawn ; Elizabeth Munch ; Jonathan DeSena ; Jesse Clarke ; Jeffrey Gilbert ; Peter Chin ; Andrew Newman, Feature-aided multiple hypothesis tracking using topological and statistical behavior classifiers, Proc. SPIE 9474, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIV, 94740L (2015), ISSN 10.1117/12.2179555
  3. K. Mcgoff, X. Guo, A. Deckard, C. Kelliher, A. Leman, S. Haase, J. Harer, The Local Edge Machine: Inference of Dynamic Models of Gene Regulation, Genome Biology (Submitted, 2015)
  4. RS Farr, JL Harer and TM Fink, Easily repairable networks: reconnecting nodes after damage., Physical review letters, vol. 113 no. 13 (September, 2014), pp. 138701, ISSN 0031-9007 [doi]  [abs]
  5. K Turner, Y Mileyko, S Mukherjee and J Harer, Fr├ęchet Means for Distributions of Persistence Diagrams, Discrete & Computational Geometry, vol. 52 no. 1 (July, 2014), pp. 44-70, ISSN 0179-5376 [arXiv:1206.2790], [doi]  [abs]
Recent Grant Support

  • BIGDATA: F: DKA: CSD: Topological Data Analysis and Machine-Learning with Community-Accepted Features, National Science Foundation, IIS-1447491, 2014/09-2018/08.      
  • Quantifying Complex Spatiotemporal Systems, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2016/08-2017/07.      
  • Foundation of Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, 2001929102, 2013/04-2017/03.      
  • Foundations of Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 108852, 2012/04-2017/03.      
  • Biochronicity: Time, Evolution, Networks, and Function, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, D12AP00025-0002, 2012/03-2016/03.      
  • Biochronicity: Time, Evolution Networks, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, D12AP00001, 2011/12-2015/12.      
  • Inferring Network Controls, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, FA9550-10-1-0436, 2010/09-2015/08.      

 

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