Joseph Cutrone

Assistant ProfessorComputer Sciences

Joseph Cutrone is Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his doctorate, with a specialization in algebraic geometry, in 2011 at the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his arrival at Goucher in 2013, he taught at Johns Hopkins, Towson University, and Northwestern University. At Goucher College, he teaches a broad range of first and second year mathematics courses.  He also runs Goucher college’s competitive mathematics team, which participates in the Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Competition and the Putnam Exam. 

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

 Dr. Cutrone’s research is in higher dimensional birational algebraic geometry.


Towards the Classification of Weak Fano Threefolds with Picard Number Two; Cent. Eur. J. Math 11(2013), no.9, 1551-1756

On the Existence of Certain Weak Fano Threefolds of Picard Number Two; Mathematica Scandinavica, 120(2017), no 1.

External Awards, Honors, Grants

Recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award for the JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Recipient of the 2009 JHU Mathematics Department Joel Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Goucher Faculty Travel Grant (2016)

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

12/2016: Workshop on Algebraic Geometry, Easter Island, Chile

03/2016: iNACOL Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning, Baltimore MD

08/2014: Frontiers of Rationality, Longyearbyen, Norway

12/2012: Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD

06/2012: Careers in Academia, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA.

01/2011: Birational Geometry Conference in Honor of S. Shokurov’s 60th Birthday, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Invited Talks

12/2014: Benefits of Online Learning in Mathematics, SACGC, Kuwait City, Kuwait

10/2013: Using Mathematics to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Seattle, WA

09/2013: Using Mathematics to Solve the Rubik’s Cube, Boston University, Boson, MA

06.2012: Complex Threefolds whose Canonical Divisor is Nef and Big, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA

04.2012: Links of Weak Fanos with Picard Number Two, US Department of Defense, Fort Meade, MD

11.2011: Challenging Elementary Problems in Number Theory, Northwestern University

03.2011: Symmetric Sarkisov Links of Fano Threefolds, Johns Hopkins University

11.2010: Towards the Classification of Weak Fano Threefolds, Johns Hopkins University

05.2010: Threefold Links with Smooth Centers, Steklov University, Moscow, Russia

01.2010: On the Insolvability of the Quintic, Johns Hopkins University