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Research Interests for John Harer

Research Interests: Computational Topology, Computational Biology, Algorithms

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.

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 projects:
Computational Topology
Statistical Topology
Self-Healing Networks
Network Inference
Geometric Image Analysis
Areas of Interest:

Computational Biology
Computational Topology
Dynamics on Networks

Recent Publications
  1. 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]
  2. 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 [abs]
  3. Bendich, P; Gasparovic, E; Harer, J; Tralie, C, Geometric models for musical audio data, LIPIcs, vol. 51 (June, 2016), pp. 65.1-65.5, ISBN 9783959770095 [doi[abs]
  4. 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 (September, Accepted, 2015) [doi[abs]
  5. 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 (August, 2015), pp. 257 [doi[abs]
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