# 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.

#### 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.

## Upcoming travels

**2020-03-23:**
Hidden Symmetries Team Meeting

**2020-03-26:**
Simons Collaboration Annual Meeting

**2020-04-04:**
AMS Section Meeting at Purdue

**2020-06-14:**
Householder Symposium on Numerical Linear Algebra

**2020-06-22:**
Foundations of Computational Mathematics

## Teaching highlights

#### Numerical Methods for Data Science

Revisiting numerical methods teaching for modern data science applications.

#### 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)

MWF 2:30-3:20, 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.