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

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.

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Teaching highlights

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.


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