# John Harer

### 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 Computer Science
- Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

###### Contact Information:

**Office Location:**218 Physic Bldg, Durham, NC 27708**Office Phone:**(919) 660-2845**Web Page:**

###### 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:

- BIOLOGY 218: Biological Clocks: How Organisms Keep Time
- COMPSCI 434: Topology with Applications
- MATH 89S: First-Year Seminar
- MATH 190: Special Topics in Mathematics
- 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)

- Katharine Turner, Yuriy Mileyko, Sayan Mukherjee, John Harer,
*Fréchet Means for Distributions of Persistence diagrams*, Discrete and Computational Geometry, vol 52 (July, 2014), pp. 44-70 [arXiv:1206.2790], [doi] [abs]. - Jose Perea and J. Harer,
*Sliding Windows and Persistence: An Application of Topological Methods to Signal Analysis*, Foundations of Computational Mathematics (May, 2014) [abs] (http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.6188.) . - S. Bristow, A. Leman, L. Simmons Kovacs, A. Deckard, J. Harer, S. B. Haase,
*Checkpoints Couple Transcription Network Oscillator Dynamics to Cell-Cycle Progression*, Genome Biology, vol 15:446 (2014) [doi] [abs]. - J. Perea, A. Deckard, S. Haase and J. Harer,
*Sliding Windows and 1-Persistence Scoring; Discovering Periodicity in Gene Expression Time Series Data*, BMC Bioinformatics (Submitted, 2014) [abs]. - K.A. McGoff, X. Guo, A. Deckard, A.R. Leman, C.M. Kelliher, S.B. Haase, and J.L. Harer,
*The Local Edge Machine: Inference of dynamic models of gene regulation*, Nature Methods (Submitted, 2014) [abs].