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
  • Professor in the Department of Computer Science
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:

  • Henry Russell Award, University of Michigan
  • Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship, Sloane Foundation
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF

Courses Taught:
  • COMPSCI 434: Topology with Applications
  • MATH 89S: First-Year Seminar
  • MATH 221: Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 323S: Geometry
  • MATH 412: Topology with Applications
  • MATH 573S: Modeling of Biological Systems
  • MATH 799: Special Readings

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • 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].
    • Galkovskyi, T; Mileyko, Y; Bucksch, A; Moore, B; Symonova, O; Price, CA; Topp, CN; Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS; Zurek, PR; Fang, S; Harer, J; Benfey, PN; Weitz, JS, GiA Roots: software for the high throughput analysis of plant root system architecture., BMC Plant Biology, vol 12 (2012) [10.1186/1471-2229-12-116] [abs].
    • Topp, ; CN, ; Iyer-Pascuzzi, AS; Anderson, JT; Lee, C-R; Zurek, PR; Symonova, O; Zheng, Y; Bucksch, A; Milyeko, Y; Galkovskyi, T; Moore, BT; Harer, J; Edelsbrunner, H; Mitchell-Olds, T; Weitz, JS; Benfey, PN, 3-dimensional phenotyping of growing root systems and QTL mapping identifies core regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture, PNAS (2012) [abs].