# David Bindel

## Assistant Professor of

Computer Science

CS,
applied math,
math, and
CSE.

Confusing rabbits since 2003.

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

**2016-11-16:**
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 Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Problems (CS 4220/5223 / MATH 4260)

Spring 2017. MWF 12:30-3:20 PM, Gates G01.

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.

## Upcoming travels

**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)