David Bindel received BS degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland in 1999, and a PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley in 2006. After three years as a Courant Instructor of mathematics at NYU, he joined the department of Computer Science at Cornell University, where he is currently a professor of Computer Science and the director of the Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM). He also serves as the director of the Simons Collaboration on Hidden Symmetries and Fusion Energy. His research focus is in applied numerical linear algebra and scientific computing, with applications to a variety of science and engineering problems. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the recipient of the Householder Prize in numerical linear algebra, a Sloan research fellowship, and best paper awards from the KDD and ASPLOS conferences and from the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.