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: By appointment
Scheduler link
bindel@cs.cornell.edu
607-255-5395

Research highlights

Optimizing stellarators

Advancing magnetic confinement fusion through optimization and hidden symmetries.

Spectral network analysis

Fast spectral tools for graph structure.

Nonlinear eigenvalue bounds

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

Kernel methods

Theory and scalable algorithms for kernel-based function approximation.

Parallel surrogate optimization

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

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Upcoming travels

2019-09-27: Research in the Cloud Symposium, Weill Cornell

2019-10-24: Visit to Western Michigan U

2019-12-11: SIAM Conference on Analysis of PDEs

Teaching highlights

Cornell University Scientific SW

Building a community of practice for scientific computing at Cornell.

Currently teaching

Matrix Computations (CS 6210)

MWF 11:10-12:05, location TBD

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.


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