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Melissa Zhang

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Maloney Hall 534
Department of Mathematics
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


I'm a fourth-year PhD student studying low-dimensional topology at Boston College. My advisors are Eli Grigsby and David Treumann. I am interested in the connections between Khovanov and Floer homologies; Legendrian, transverse, and smooth knot invariants; categorification and quantum invariants; and contact and symplectic geometry.

I completed my B.S. in Mathematics at Caltech in 2014.

Here is my CV.


Melissa Zhang, A rank inequality for the annular Khovanov homology of 2-periodic links. Algebraic & Geometric Topology 18-2 (2018), 1147--1194. [Published version] [arXiv]