Catalin Zara
Department of Mathematics
UMass Boston
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I performed pretty poorly in this course and will likely retake it. That being said, it was my favourite course this semester and I enjoyed every lecture. (student comment, 2015)
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Office: Science 3-091
Fax: (617) 287-6433
Phone: (617) 287-6463
But no one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy. (Toyosaburo Korematsu, 2004)

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Recent publications: (Titles in bold: published or accepted. Others: posted or submitted)

2016 The Prouhet-Tarry-Escott Problem and Generalized Thue-Morse Sequences. J. of Combinatorics 7 (2016) no. 1, 117 -- 133. [E. Bolker, C. Offner, R. Richman, and C. Zara] [ArXiv] [Journal]
Tolerance Distances on Minimal Coverings. IEEE 46th International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic. ISMVL 2016, May 18-20, 2016, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 125--130. [C. Zara and D. Simovici]
Polynomial Assignments for Bott-Samelson manifolds. arXiv:1603.00103. [G.S. Seal and C.Zara] [ArXiv]
2014 Polynomial Assignments. Indag. Math. 25 (2014), no. 5, 992--1018. [V. Guillemin, S. Sabatini, and C. Zara] [ArXiv] [Journal]
Modeling how windfarm geometry affects bird mortality. arXiv:1408.1580. [E. Bolker, J. Hatch, and C. Zara] [ArXiv]
2013 Equivariant K-theory of GKM bundles. Ann. Global Anal. Geom. 43 (2013), no. 1, 31-45. [V. Guillemin, S. Sabatini, and C. Zara] [ArXiv] [Journal]
Balanced Fiber Bundles and GKM Theory. Int. Math. Res. Not. IMRN 2013, no. 17, 3886-3910. [V. Guillemin, S. Sabatini, and C. Zara] [ArXiv] [Journal]
Cardinality of Balls in Permutation Spaces. arXiv:1303.0016. [L.P. Dinu and C. Zara] [ArXiv]
Cardinality of $\ell_1$-Segments and Genocchi Numbers. arXiv:1304.5798. [C. Zara] [ArXiv]
2012 Cohomology of GKM fiber bundles. J. Algebraic Combin. 35 (2012), no. 1, 19-59. [V. Guillemin, S. Sabatini, and C. Zara] [ArXiv] [Journal]

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