Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal
  • RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Chair of Computer Science
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Bass Fellow
External address: D315 Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708-0129
Phone: (919) 660-6548

Computational and combinatorial geometry, computational biology, robotics, spatial databases, geographic molecular information systems, and data structures.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., New York University 1989

  • M.S., University of California at Santa Cruz 1986

  • B.S.E.E., Indian Institute of Technology (India) 1982

Agarwal, PK, Akutsu, T, Amihood, A, Apostolico, A, Benham, C, Benson, G, Blanchette, M, El-Mabrouk, N, Gascuel, O, Giancarlo, R, Guigo, R, Hallet, M, Huson, D, Kucherov, G, Lacey, M, Lagergren, J, Lancia, G, Landau, GM, Lecroq, T, Moret, B, Morishita, S, Mossel, E, Moulton, V, Pachter, L, Reinert, K, Rigoutsos, I, Sagot, MF, Sankoff, D, Schbath, S, Segal, E, Semple, C, Setubal, JC, Sharan, R, Skiena, S, Stoye, J, Ukkonen, E, Vawter, L, Valencia, A, Warnow, T, Wang, L, Casadio, R, and Myers, G. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics): Preface. December 1, 2005.

Agarwal, PK. "Simplex range searching and its variants: A review." A Journey through Discrete Mathematics: A Tribute to Jiri Matousek. January 1, 2017. 1-30. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Suri, S, Yıldız, H, and Zhang, W. "Convex Hulls Under Uncertainty." Algorithmica 79.2 (October 2017): 340-367. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Sankararaman, S, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-Neighbor Searching Under Uncertainty I." Discrete & Computational Geometry 58.3 (October 2017): 705-745. Full Text

Wu, Y, Agarwal, PK, Li, C, Yang, J, and Yu, C. "Computational Fact Checking through Query Perturbations." ACM Transactions on Database Systems 42.1 (January 9, 2017): 1-41. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Range-max queries on uncertain data (Accepted)." Journal of Computer and System Sciences (January 1, 2017). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Har-Peled, S, Phillips, JM, Yi, K, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-Neighbor Searching Under Uncertainty II." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 13.1 (October 10, 2016): 1-25. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Pan, J, and Ying, R. "Approximating dynamic time warping and edit distance for a pair of point sequences." Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs 51 (June 1, 2016): 6.1-6.16. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Top-$k$ Preferences in High Dimensions." IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 28.2 (February 1, 2016): 311-325. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kaplan, H, Rubin, N, and Sharir, M. "Kinetic Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay Triangulations under Polygonal Distance Functions." Discrete & Computational Geometry 54.4 (December 2015): 871-904. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Gao, J, Guibas, LJ, Kaplan, H, Rubin, N, and Sharir, M. "Stable Delaunay Graphs." Discrete & Computational Geometry 54.4 (December 2015): 905-929. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Mølhave, T, Revsbæk, M, Safa, I, Wang, Y, and Yang, J. "Maintaining Contour Trees of Dynamic Terrains." Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs 34 (June 1, 2015): 796-811. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, and Nath, A. "Maintaining reeb graphs of triangulated 2-manifolds." January 1, 2018. Full Text

Rav, M, Lowe, A, and Agarwal, PK. "Flood Risk Analysis on Terrains." November 7, 2017. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Rubin, N, and Sharir, M. "Approximate nearest neighbor search amid higher-dimensional flats." September 1, 2017. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Efficient algorithms for k-regret minimizing sets." August 1, 2017. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Panigrahi, D, Varadarajan, KR, and Xiao, A. "Faster algorithms for the geometric transportation problem." June 1, 2017. Full Text

Wu, Y, Gao, J, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Finding diverse, high-value representatives on a surface of answers." January 1, 2017.

Agarwal, PK, Pan, J, and Victor, W. "An efficient algorithm for placing electric vehicle charging stations." December 1, 2016. Full Text

Nath, A, Fox, K, Agarwal, PK, and Munagala, K. "Massively parallel algorithms for computing TIN DEMs and contour trees for large terrains." October 31, 2016. Full Text

Ying, R, Pan, J, Fox, K, and Agarwal, PK. "A simple efficient approximation algorithm for dynamic time warping." October 31, 2016. Full Text