# David Bindel

## Associate Professor of

Computer Science

CS,
applied math,
math,
civil engineering, and
CSE.

Confusing rabbits since 2003.

425 Gates Hall

Dept of Computer Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-5169

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

Scheduler link

bindel@cs.cornell.edu

607-255-5395

## News

**2016-11-16:**
New paper on transient bounds posted on arXiv

**2016-10-19:**
Talking about power grids at Argonne

**2016-10-03:**
Software Club in the Cornell Chronicle

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

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

## 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

#### Numerical Methods for Data Science (CS 6241)

Spring 2018. TTh 2:55-4:10 PM, Hollister B14.

Discussion of numerical methods in the context of machine learning and data analysis problems. We will discuss sparsity, rank structure, and spectral behavior of underlying linear algebra problems; convergence behavior and implicit regularization for standard solvers; and comparisons between numerical methods in data analysis and those used in physical simulations.

#### 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.