David Bindel

Associate Professor of
Computer Science

CS, applied math, math, civil engineering, and CSE.
Confusing rabbits since 2003.

On sabbatical AY 2018-19 in Chicago.

425 Gates Hall
Dept of Computer Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5169

OH: By appointment
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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.

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CU Scientific Software Club

Cornell University Scientific SW

Building a community of practice for scientific computing at Cornell.

Currently teaching

Numerical Methods for Data Science (SJTU CS 259)

    Short course offered June-July 2018 at SJTU.

    Survey course of numerical methods prominent in modern data analysis and machine learning. Building on basic methods of optimization and numerical linear algebra, the course will explore the role of numerical methods for treating several classes of data analysis problems, including low rank factorizations and completion of matrix data; function approximation by kernel methods; and analysis of data on graphs.

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