David Bindel

Assistant Professor of
Computer Science

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


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

OH: T 10-11, W 1:30-2:30
Scheduler link
bindel@cs.cornell.edu
607-255-5395

Research highlights

Spectral Clustering and Ranking

Fast spectral tools for graph structure.


Rank-structured PDE solvers

Moving toward pain-free fast direct sparse solvers for 3D PDEs.


Nonlinear eigenvalue bounds

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

  • Bindel and Hood SIMAX 13 paper wins the 2015 SIAM LA paper prize

Making grids smarter

New algorithms for diagnosing line failures in a smart grid.


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Currently teaching

Numerical Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Problems (CS 4220/5223 / MATH 4260)

Spring 2016. MWF 2:30-3:20 PM, Gates Hall G01.
See enrollment notes if you were unable to enroll in fall.

I also offered the S15 version.

Fundamentals of numerical linear algebra (linear systems, eigenvalues and SVDs), on which we’ll build iterative methods for nonlinear systems and multivariate optimization. Understanding advantages, disadvantages, and practical limits of numerical methods. Programming required.

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.


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Upcoming travels

2016-03-03: University of Arizona, Math colloquium

2016-03-14: Workshop on Structured Matrix Computations with Applications

2016-04-11: Purdue, Numerical analysis seminar

2016-07-11: SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16)