Joseph Starr

Graduate Teaching Assistant

[email protected] Joecstarr joseph-c-starr


PhD in Mathematics

University of Iowa
Fall 2021 - Present

MS in Mathematics

University of Iowa
Fall 2021 - Spring 2023

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Fall 2013 - Fall 2016

Bachelor of Science in CIS Mathematics

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Fall 2013 - Fall 2016


RTG: Geometry and Topology at Iowa Graduate Fellowship

Spring 23, Summer 23

Funded by DMS-2038103


Graduate Fellow

University of Iowa
Spring 2023, Summer 2023

Funded by NSF RTG grant DMS-2038103

Mathematics Teaching Assistant

University of Iowa
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Software Engineer

Western Diversified Plastics
Dec 2020 - Aug 2021

Process tooling and AUTOSAR development

Project Engineer

Vector North America
Jan 2017 - Dec 2020

Software Architect
Flash Bootloader Integration



Primary Instructor
Fall 2022, Fall 2023

Algebraic techniques, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities. Course Listing


Discussion Section
Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024

Algebraic techniques and modeling; quantitative methods for treating problems that arise in management and economic sciences; topics include algebra techniques, functions and functional models, exponential and logarithmic functions and models, and a thorough introduction to differential calculus; examples and applications from management, economic sciences, and related areas; for students planning to major in business. Course Listing


Graduate Assistant
Spring 2024

Topics in mathematical biology; canonical mathematical modeling and analysis of problems in the biological sciences; second of a two-semester sequence. Course Listing

Conference Attendance

Feb 2024

Jan 2024


Nov 2023

Contributed poster

May 2023

Funded by ICERM and NSF RTG grant DMS-2038103

Feb 2023

Nov 2022

Invited Research Talks

University of Michigan - Dearborn Colloquia

Nov 2023

The Tanglenomicon: Tabulation of two string tangles


Heartland Partnership Talk

Fall 2023, Spring 2024

Speaking series as outreach to midwest colleges. Constructing the Jones polynomial to save the world

Webmaster University of Iowa Math Graduate Board


Panel Participant STEM Career Panel

Feb 2023

Explore Career Paths in Mathematics and Statistics: Alumni Panel Discussion

University of Iowa Exploring Majors Fair Department Representative

Fall 2023, Spring 2023, Fall 2022

The Exploring Majors Fair on each Hawkeye Visit Day connects prospective undergraduate students with departments of their interest.