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 323S: Geometry
  • MATH 412: Topology with Applications
  • MATH 565: Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH 573S: Modeling of Biological Systems
  • MATH 799: Special Readings
  • MATH 89S: First-Year Seminar

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Katharine Turner, Yuriy Mileyko, Sayan Mukherjee, John Harer, Fréchet Means for Distributions of Persistence diagrams, arXiv:1206.2790 (2013) [abs] (http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.2790.) .
    • Elizabeth Munch, Paul Bendich, Katharine Turner, Sayan Mukherjee, Jonathan Mattingly, John Harer, Probabilistic Fréchet Means and Statistics on Vineyards (2013) [abs] (http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.6530.) .
    • Jose Perea and J. Harer, Sliding Windows and Persistence: An Application of Topological Methods to Signal Analysis, arXiv:1307.6188 (2013) [abs] (http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.6188.) .
    • J. Perea, A. Deckard, S. Haase and J. Harer, Applications of SWiPerS to the discovery of periodic genes (Submitted, 2013).
    • Christopher N Topp, Anjali S Iyer-Pascuzzi, Jill T Anderson, Cheng-Ruei Lee, Paul R Zurek, Olga Symonova, Ying Zheng, Alexander Bucksch, Yuriy Milyeko, Taras Galkovskyi, Brad Moore, John Harer, Herbert Edelsbrunner, Thomas Mitchell Olds, Joshua S Weitz, Philip N Benfey, 3-dimensional phenotyping of growing root systems combined with QTL mapping identifies core regions of the rice genome controlling root architecture, PNAS (2013) [abs] (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/10/1304354110.abstract.) .