Dr. Starling received his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 1969. From 1983-1985, he was a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Western Carolina University. From 1985-1999, he served as a Professor Computer Science at the University of Arkansas and served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the UofA from 1985-1996. Dr. Starling was a Professor in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department until his retirement in 2005. His areas of expertise are computer design, computer architecture, parallel computing, combinatoric and graph algorithms.