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.

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 2018):

Education:

Ph.D.University of California at Berkeley1979
BSHaverford College1974
B.A.Haverford College1974
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

Current Ph.D. Students  

Postdocs Mentored

Recent Publications

  1. Tralie, CJ; Smith, A; Borggren, N; Hineman, J; Bendich, P; Zulch, P; Harer, J, Geometric Cross-Modal Comparison of Heterogeneous Sensor Data, Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Aerospace Conference (March, 2018)  [abs]
  2. Hughes, ME; Abruzzi, KC; Allada, R; Anafi, R; Arpat, AB; Asher, G; Baldi, P; de Bekker, C; Bell-Pedersen, D; Blau, J; Brown, S; Ceriani, MF; Chen, Z; Chiu, JC; Cox, J; Crowell, AM; DeBruyne, JP; Dijk, D-J; DiTacchio, L; Doyle, FJ; Duffield, GE; Dunlap, JC; Eckel-Mahan, K; Esser, KA; FitzGerald, GA; Forger, DB; Francey, LJ; Fu, Y-H; Gachon, F; Gatfield, D; de Goede, P; Golden, SS; Green, C; Harer, J; Harmer, S; Haspel, J; Hastings, MH; Herzel, H; Herzog, ED; Hoffmann, C; Hong, C; Hughey, JJ et al., Guidelines for Genome-Scale Analysis of Biological Rhythms., Journal of Biological Rhythms, vol. 32 no. 5 (October, 2017), pp. 380-393 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Bendich, P; Chin, SP; Clark, J; Desena, J; Harer, J; Munch, E; Newman, A; Porter, D; Rouse, D; Strawn, N; Watkins, A, Topological and statistical behavior classifiers for tracking applications, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 52 no. 6 (December, 2016), pp. 2644-2661 [doi]  [abs]
  4. 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 (October, Submitted, 2016), pp. 214 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bendich, P; Gasparovic, E; Harer, J; Tralie, C, Geometric Models for Musical Audio Data, Proceedings of the 32st International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SOCG) (June, 2016)
Recent Grant Support