# David Bindel

## Associate 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,
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 2-3, Wed 2-3, Thu 2-3, 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

**2023-02-26:**
SIAM CSE

**2023-03-05:**
BIRS Workshop: Perspectives on Matrix Computations

## Teaching highlights

#### Numerical Methods for Data Science

Revisiting numerical methods teaching for modern data science applications.

## Currently teaching

#### Numerical Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Problems (CS 4220/5223 / MATH 4260)

Gates G01. MWF 11:20-12:10.

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 1:30-2:20.

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.