Pankaj K. Agarwal

  • RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Bass Fellow
External address: D214A Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708-0129
Phone: (919) 660-6540

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, 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, Nath, A, Sidiropoulos, A, and Wang, Y. "Computing the Gromov-Hausdorff distance for metric trees." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 9472 (January 1, 2015): 529-540. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Sharathkumar, R. "Streaming Algorithms for Extent Problems in High Dimensions." Algorithmica 72.1 (2015): 83-98. Full Text

Salzman, O, Shaharabani, D, Agarwal, PK, and Halperin, D. "Sparsification of motion-planning roadmaps by edge contraction." The International Journal of Robotics Research 33.14 (December 2014): 1711-1725. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Kaplan, H, and Sharir, M. "Union of Random Minkowski Sums and Network Vulnerability Analysis." Discrete & Computational Geometry 52.3 (October 2014): 551-582. Full Text


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

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Range-max queries on uncertain data." June 15, 2016. Full Text

Pan, J, Rao, V, Agarwal, PK, and Gelfand, AE. "Markov-modulated marked poisson processes for check-in data." January 1, 2016.

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, and Salzman, O. "An efficient algorithm for computing high-quality paths amid polygonal obstacles." January 1, 2016.

Zhang, W, Agarwal, PK, and Mukherjee, S. "Contour trees of uncertain terrains." November 3, 2015. Full Text

Lebeck, N, Mølhave, T, and Agarwal, PK. "Computing highly occluded paths using a sparse network." November 4, 2014. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Suri, S, YIldIz, H, and Zhang, W. "Convex hulls under uncertainty." January 1, 2014. Full Text