# David Bindel

## Professor, Computer Science

### Director, Center for Applied Math

### Director, Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy

#### On sabbatic Spring 2024 (Cape Town, SA)

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

Confusing rabbits since 2003.
Short bio.

Notes if you want to work with me.

612 Rhodes Hall

Dept of Computer Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-5169

(or Zoom)

OH: By appointment

Bookings page

bindel@cornell.edu

Office phone: 607-255-5395

## Research highlights

#### Optimizing stellarators

Advancing magnetic confinement fusion through optimization and hidden symmetries.

#### 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

**Note**: I am on sabbatical for the first part of 2024,
and will primarily be in Cape Town through mid-June. I will
be in the US in March and in Europe for part of May.

**2024-07-31:**
PPPL/Simons Hidden Symmetries Graduate Summer School

## Currently teaching

#### 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.