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Curriculum Vitae

John Harer

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Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0034 (919) 660-2845 (office)
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Education

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

Computational Topology, Computational Biology, Algorithms

Areas of Interest

Computational Biology
Computational Topology
Dynamics on Networks
Algorithms

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011 - present
Director, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, 2008 - present
Director, Center for Computational Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2002 - 2007
Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science, 2001 - present
Secondary Appointment
Vice-Provost for Acdemic Affairs, July 01, 1999 - December 31, 2004
Department Chair, Mathematics, July 01, 1994 - June 30, 1999
Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics, 1993 - present
Washington and Lee University
Professor, Mathematics Chair, Rupert Distinguished Professor, Mathematics, 1991 - 1992
University of Michigan
Professor, Mathematics, 1989 - 1991
Associate Professor, Mathematics, 1985 - 1989
University of Maryland
Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 1983 - 1985
Columbia University
Ritt Assistant Professor, Mathematics, 1979 - 1983
Visiting Positions
Visitor, Institute Curie, July 01, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Professor, Scuola Normale Superiore, 1997 - 1998
Professor, Duke University, 1992 - 1993
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Henry Russell Award, University of Michigan, July, 1988
Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan, July, 1987
Fellowship, Sloane Foundation, July, 1987
Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF, July, 1983
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.      
  • An Adaptive Pipeline from Scientific Data to Models, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 2017/09-2018/07.      
  • An Adaptive Pipeline from Scientific Data to Models, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, 2017/09-2018/07.      
  • Quantifying Complex Spatiotemporal Systems, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2016/08-2018/07.      
  • Foundation of Information Systems, Johns Hopkins University, 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.      
Professional Service

A&S Council
Conflict of Interest Committee, 2013 - present  
Review Committee for Dean of Engineering, 2011 - 2012  
CBB Admissions Committee, 2008 - 2012  
CBB Advisory Comittee, 2008 - 2012  
Director, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics PhD Program, 2008 - 2012  
Director and DUS, Modeling Biological Systems Undergraduate Certificate, 2008 - 2011  
Thesis Committee - Jacob Frelinger - CBB, December 2010  
Thesis Committee - Ying Zheng- CS, December 2010  
Thesis Committee - Andreas Pfenning - CBB, December 2010  
Co-PI and Member of Steering Committee, Center for Systems Biology, December 2010  
Director of International Relations, Center for Systems Biology Steering Committee, December 2008  
Nescent Director Search Committee, October 2008  
Associate Director, Center for Systems Biology Steering Committee, 2006 - 2007  
University Committee
Review Committee for Brittany Fasy, October 2008  
Computational Biology Section Proposal, December 2007  
AP&T, September 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007  
Departmental Computing Support, September, 2005 - May, 2006  
Chair, Strategic Planning for Research Computing, August, 2005 - May, 2006  
Chair, Task Force for Computation and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences, January 01, 2005 - July 01, 2005  
B&B Chair Search Committee, 1999 - July 01, 2005  
Research Committee, September, 2005 - May, 2005  
Academic Space Committee, 2003 - December 31, 2004  
Global Change Steering Committee, 2000 - December 31, 2004  
Member, Academic Priorities Committee, 1999 - December 31, 2004  
Provost's Inner Staff, 1999 - December 31, 2004  
Duke Forest Advisory Committee, 1999 - December 31, 2004  
Project Advisory Committee for French Science Center, 2003 - 2004  
Materials Science Governance Committee, 2000 - 2004  
Review Committee for Dean of Pratt School of Engineering, 2002 - 2003  
IGSP Director Search, 1999 - 2003  
IGSP Leadership Committee, July 01, 1999 - July 01, 2003  
Search Committee for Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, 2000 - 2001  
Chair, CBCB Director Search Committee, 2000 - 2001  
Strategic Planning Oversight Committee, 1999 - 2001  
Chair, Science and Engineering Working Group, 1999 - 2001  
Dept Committee
Nolan Promotion Committee, 2014 - present  
Appointments Committee, 1993 - present  
Chair, Layton Full Professor Promotion, December 2014  
Committee to write basic linear algebra exam, 2011 - 2012  
Chair, A. Layton Tenure Committee, December 2011  
Paul Magwene Tenure Committee, December 2011  
Applied ARP, 2010-2011  
Applied ARP, 2009-2010  
Maggioni Promotion Committee, December 2009  
Renewal for Mauro Maggioni, October 2008  
Mathematical Biology Search Commitee, 2004 - 2005  
Papers Refereed
Refereed numerous papers, 1993 - present  
Department Review, Mathematics, University of Montana Bozeman, December 2014  
Chief Organizer, Workshop for Data Analytics and Cyber Security, October, 2014  
Chairman : Board of Trustees, London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chairman : Board of Trustees, London Institute for Mathematical Sciences. 2013, 2013 - 2014  
Consultant to RESCON, Ltd., Consultant to RESCON, Ltd.. December 22, 2013, December 2013  
Program Review Committee - MBI, Program Review Committee - MBI. December 22, 2013, December 2013  
Organizer : Workshops of the Mathematics of Cyber for NSF, Organizer : Workshops of the Mathematics of Cyber for NSF. 2013, 2013  
Member of 3 person organizing committee : Workshop on Topological Data Analysis - IMA, Member of 3 person organizing committee : Workshop on Topological Data Analysis - IMA. October 2016, October, 2013  
Panel Member : NSF Review Panel - CDS&E program, Panel Member : NSF Review Panel - CDS&E program. December 18, 2012, December 2012  
Consultant to ARGON ST, Consultant to ARGON ST. 2011 - 2012, 2011 - 2012  
Consultant to Grassroots Technology, Consultant to Grassroots Technology. 2009 - 2011, 2009 - 2011  
NSF Reviews And Panels
Participant, NSF Workshop in Mathematics and Robotics, 2000  
Math Community Services
Review Committee for all Tulane PhD science programs, Review Committee for all Tulane PhD science programs. March 2013, 1 March 2013  
Review Committee for all Tulane PhD science programs, December 22, 2013  
Univ Services
SAMSI Scienctific Advisory Committee, 2004 - 2010  
Director, Center for Computational Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2001 - 2007  
Search Committee for A&S IT director, December 2005  
Board Member, NISS Board of Trustees, 2002 - 2005  
Reviewer for Research Day, March 30, 2005  
Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, Provost's Office:, July 01, 1999 - February 28, 2005  
TUCASI, July 1, 1999 - January 01, 2005  
Member, SAMSII Board of Govenors, 2003 - December 31, 2004  
Chief Staff, Academic Affairs Committee - Duke Board of Trustees, July 01, 1999 - December 31, 2004  
Chair, DFELL Advisory Committee, 1999 - 2004  
Reviewer for Research Day, March, 2004  
Search Committee for Neural Analysis Faculty - BME, 2002  
Search Committee for Vice-Provost for Research, 2001  
Chair, Committee on Academic Practices and Policies, North Carolina School of Science and Math Board of Trustees, 1999 - 2001  
Strategic Planning Process Coordinator, 1999 - 2001  
Other
Committee for Vice Provost for Research, 10 December 2013  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Topological Data Analysis, NCState, November 24, 2014  
Topological Data Analysis, ICERM (Brown University), October 23, 2014  
Topological Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Behavioral Description, Air Force Research Lab - Rome NY, August 12, 2014  
Topological Data Analysis, CCR Princeton, May 8, 2014  
Topological Data Analysis, Valley Tech Systems, May 5, 2014  
Topological Data Analysis, APL - JHU, April 17, 2014  
Inferring Control from Topology & Data, AFOSR Annual Review, DC, December 17, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis, Raytheon Corporation, Woburn Mass, July, 2013  
Finding Gene Regulatory Networks and Their Parameters from Time Series Gene Expression Data, Duke - National University of Singapore, June 11, 2013  
Learning Tracks and Group Behavior, Melbourne University - Defence Sciences Institute, June, 2013  
Persistent Homology of Time-Delay Embeddings, Melbourne University - Defence Sciences Institute, June, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, June, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis, Melbourne University - Defence Sciences Institute, June, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis, Duke University - LAS Leadership Visit, May 31, 2013  
DARPA BIochronicity: Biochronicity: Time, evolution, networks, and function, Arlington, Va., May, 2013  
Topology for Tracking, APL, March 15, 2013  
Obstruction Theory and Quantum Information, Oxford University, March, 2013  
Topology and Security, London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, March, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis, Haverford College, February, 2013  
Topological Data Analysis,, UNCG, February, 2013  
Inferring Control from Topology & Data, AFOSR Annual Review, DC, December 21, 2012  
Building Regulatory Networks for Periodic Procceses, Duke Systems Biology Seminar, November, 2012  
Building Regulatory Networks _x000B_for Periodic Procceses, Duke Systems Biology Seminar, 1 November 2012  
Frechet means for persistence diagrams and vineyads, BIRS, October, 2012  
Mathematical Ideas in the Life Sciences Modeling Cellular Clocks, DIMACS (Rutgers), September, 2012  
Topological Data Analysis, Applied Communication Sciences, September, 2012  
Building Gene Regulatory Networks for Periodic Processes, Duke CBB, August, 2012  
DARPA Biochronicity: Toward Building a Unified Biological Clock and Understanding its Response to External Factors, Seattle, August, 2012  
DARPA BIochronicity: Biochronicity: Time, evolution, networks, and function, Duke University, May 08, 2012  
DARPA Biochronicity Kick-Off: Biochronicity: Time, evolution, networks, and function, San Diego, February, 2012  
DARPA Biochronicity: Algorithms and methods of discovering periodicity in biological datasets, San Diego, February, 2012  
Time Series, Time Varying Data, Geometry and Topology, Incline Village, Nevada, February, 2012  
Topological & Geometric Structure in Noisy Data, Incline Village, Nevada, February, 2012  
Inferring Control from Topology & Data, AFOSR Annual Review, November 29, 2011  
Structure in Noisy Data, Siam Conference NCState University, October 7, 2011  
Structure in Data, Duke RTG Seminar, September 8, 2011  
Modeling Gene Networks, DARPA Fun Bio Final Review, August 29, 2011  
Networks That Self-Heal: Slime Molds in Action, Duke RTG Seminar, May 19, 2011  
Structure in Data, Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Laboratory, May 17, 2011  
Statistics on Persistence Diagrams, Ohio State Computatiional Geometry Seminar, April 09, 2011  
Structure in Data, Ohio State Colloquium, April 8, 2011  
Structure in Data, Virginia Tech Colloquium, April 1, 2011  
Community Network - Biological Inspiration, Princeton University, 17 December 2010  
Community Network -_x000B_Biological Inspiration, Princeton University, 17 December 2010  
Computational Topology Methods for Dimension Reduction, Duke Univesity, 17 December 2010  
Computational Topology _x000B_Methods for _x000B_Dimension Reduction, Duke Univesity, 17 December 2010  
Control of the Yeast Cell Cycle, Dana Point California, 17 December 2010  
FunBio - Biologically Inspiration for Networks, Princeton University, 17 December 2010  
FunBio_x000B_- Biologically Inspiration_x000B_for Networks, Princeton University, 17 December 2010  
Inferring Control from Topology and Data, AFOSR annual program review, Arlington, VA, November 29, 2010  
Self-Healing Networks, London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, June, 2010  
Network Node FunBio, DARPA FunBio Annual Review -Dana Point California, January, 2010  
Persistent Local Homology for Root Shape, Duke University Workshop on Plant Root Architecture, October 01, 2009  
Dynamics of Biological Models of Gene Regulator y Networks, Curie Institute, Paris, August 10, 2009  
Finding Cycles in Boolean Networks, London Institute of Mathematical Sciences, June 11, 2009  
Plant Root Architecture, Georgia Tech, May 27, 2009  
Dynamics on Biological Networks, Duke FunBio DARPA Meeting, April 3, 2009  
Persistence, Point Clouds and Local Homology, George Washington University, March 23, 2009  
Gene Regulatory Network Clocks., Duke University Systems Biology Seminar, March 18, 2009  
Persistence, Point Clouds and Local Homology, Rutgers - IAS Workshop, March 04, 2009  
Persistent Homology and Applications, Dept of Mathematics, UNCG, November 10, 2008  
How do Biological Networks Keep Time, CBB Retreat, Sept, 2008  
Persistence, Point Clouds and Local Homology, Ecole Normale Superior, March, 2008  
Persistent Intersection Homology, INRIA - Sophia Antipolis, June, 2008  
Persistent Homology for root shape description, DARPA TDA meeting - San Diego, December, 2007  
Topology and Biology, DARPA FunBio meeting - San Diego, December, 2007  
Topological Persistence, Rutgers University, November, 2006  
Persistence for Image Analysis, MSRI, October, 2006  
Extended Persistence with Applications, MSRI, September, 2006  
Discovering Stratified Structures in Datasets, DARPA meeting - Santa Barbara, May, 2006  
Discovering stratified structure using local homology, DARPA meeting, Duke University, December 15, 2005  
Using flattening for surface comparison, NIST site review, Geomagic, RTP, November 29, 2005  
Extended Persistence and Intersection Homology, DARPA meeting, San Raphael, California, October 30, 2005  
2004 IMA New Directions Short Course in Computational Topology, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, July 6-16, 2004 [available here]  
Extreme elevation on a 2-manifold, ACM Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, SCG 2004, 15 December 2004 [htm]  
Time-varying Contour Trees for Continuous Space-Time Data, ACM Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, SCG 2004, 15 December 2004 [htm]  
HPRM: A Hierarchical PRM, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2003 [available here]  
Loops in Reeb Graphs of 2-Manifolds, 19th ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2003 [html]  
Morse Complexes for Piecewise Linear 3-Manifolds, 19th ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2003  
Workshop on Computaional Topology, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, Oct 21-25, 2002 [available here]  
Combinatorial Morse Theory and Persistence, with Applications to Distinguishing Noise from Feature, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Feb, 2001 [html]  
Conference on Algebraic Topological Methods in Computer Science, Stanford University, 2001 [html]  
Minimal Trap Design, ICRA 2001 , Seoul, 2001  
Doctoral Theses Directed

Anne Collins, Configuration Spaces in Robotic Manipulation and Motion Planning, (2002)  
Chris Odden, (1997)  
Joel Foisy, (1996)  
Publications (listed separately)

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