# David Bindel

## Assistant Professor of

Computer Science

425 Gates Hall

Dept of Computer Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

OH: W 1:30-2:30, Th 10-11

Scheduler link

bindel@cs.cornell.edu

607-255-5395

## News

**2016-09-12:**
First meeting of the Scientific Software Club

**2016-08-29:**
First SCAN seminar of the semester

**2016-08-23:**
First day of fall classes

**2016-08-04:**
Talking about power grids at LBNL

**2016-08-01:**
At the Google Cloud Platform Faculty Institute

## Research highlights

#### Making grids smarter

New algorithms for diagnosing line failures in a smart grid.

#### Spectral network analysis

Fast spectral tools for graph structure.

#### Nonlinear eigenvalue bounds

Generalizing classic eigenvalue localization results (e.g. Gershgorin).

#### Parallel surrogate optimization

Asynchronous parallel algorithms for finding minima fast by fitting functions to surrogate models.

## CU Scientific Software Club

#### Cornell University Scientific SW

Building a community of practice for scientific computing at Cornell.

## Currently teaching

#### Matrix Computations (CS 6210)

Fall 2016. MWF 11:15-12:05 PM, Hollister Hall 306.

Numerical linear algebra. Basic theory, efficient algorithms, and enough error analysis to avoid numerical embarrassment (we hope)! Direct and iterative methods for linear systems, least squares, and eigenvalues.

#### SCAN Seminar (CS/MATH 7290)

Ongoing. M 1:25-2:15, Gates 406.

The Scientific Computing and Numerics seminar series focuses on various methods in scientific computing, the analysis of convergence properties and computational efficiency, and their adaptation to specific applications.

#### Projects (CS [45]999)

See my list of projects!

If nothing on the list appeals but you think you’d like to work with me on something, come knock on my door. I don’t bite.

## Upcoming travels

**2016-10-19:**
Seminar at Argonne

**2017-02-27:**
SIAM Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17)

**2017-06-18:**
Householder Symposium XX

**2017-07-10:**
Foundations of Computational Math

**2018-05-04:**
SIAM Applied Linear Algebra (ALA18)