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
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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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Upcoming travels

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

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

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, Hollister 306

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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