# David Bindel

## Professor of

Computer Science

### Director, Center for Applied Math

### Associate Dean of DEI,

Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science

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

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

Confusing rabbits since 2003.
Short bio.

425 Gates Hall

Dept of Computer Science

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-5169

(or Zoom)

OH: Tue 10-12 (Gates 425), Fri 2-3:30 (Rhodes 612), and 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

**2023-09-18:**
Simons-CIEMAT Joint Meeting on Stellarator Turbulence Optimization

**2023-12-04:**
Simons Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy Collaboration Australian Retreat

## Currently teaching

#### Numerical Methods for Data Science (CS 6241)

Hollister 320. TR 2:55-4:10.

Discussion of numerical methods in the context of machine learning and data analysis problems. We will discuss sparsity, rank structure, and spectral behavior of underlying linear algebra problems; convergence behavior and implicit regularization for standard solvers; and comparisons between numerical methods in data analysis and those used in physical simulations.

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

Ongoing. M 1:30-2:20.

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.