# David Bindel

## Associate Professor of

Computer Science

### Director, Center for Applied Math

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

Confusing rabbits since 2003.

425 Gates Hall

Dept of Computer Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-5169

(or Gather.town virtual office)

OH: Tues, 2:00-4:00, or by appointment

Scheduler link
bindel@cs.cornell.edu

## Research highlights

#### Optimizing stellarators

Advancing magnetic confinement fusion through optimization and hidden symmetries.

#### Nonlinear waves in resonant MEMS

Seeking solid-wave solitons in resonant MEMS

#### 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.

#### Spectral network analysis

Fast spectral tools for graph structure.

## Teaching highlights

#### Numerical Methods for Data Science

Revisiting numerical methods teaching for modern data science applications.

## Currently teaching

#### Applications of Parallel Computers (CS 5220)

Online. TR 8:00-9:15.

Overview of high performance scientific computing. Basics of modern parallel machine design, parallel programming patterns, and applications. Programming projects will likely inspire creative cursing, mostly due to the frustrations of parallel profiling and debugging.

#### SCAN Seminar (CS/MATH 7290)

Ongoing. M 1:25-2:15.

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.