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, Ben Avraham, R, and Sharir, M. "The 2-center problem in three dimensions." Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications 46.6 (August 1, 2013): 734-746. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Ganjugunte, SK, Hay, D, Sankararaman, S, and Zussman, G. "The resilience of WDM networks to probabilistic geographical failures." Ieee/Acm Transactions on Networking 21.5 (January 14, 2013): 1525-1538. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Govindarajan, S, Yang, J, and Yi, K. "Efficient external memory structures for range-aggregate queries." Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications 46.3 (2013): 358-370. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Ganjugunte, SK, Hay, D, Sankararaman, S, and Zussman, G. "The Resilience of WDM Networks to Probabilistic Geographical Failures." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2013). Full Text

Afshani, P, Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Larsen, KG, and Phillips, JM. "(Approximate) Uncertain Skylines." Theory of Computing Systems 52.3 (2013): 342-366. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Kaplan, H, and Sharir, M. "Union of random minkowski sums and network vulnerability analysis." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2013): 177-186.

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Har-Peled, S, Phillips, JM, Yi, K, and Zhang, W. "Nearest neighbor searching under uncertainty II." Proceedings of the ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (2013): 115-126. Full Text

Wu, Y, Agarwal, PK, Li, C, Yang, J, and Yu, C. "On "one of the few" objects." Proceedings of the Acm Sigkdd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (September 14, 2012): 1487-1495. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Cabello, S, Sellarès, JA, and Sharir, M. "Computing a Center-Transversal Line." Springer, 2006. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Procopiuc, CM, and Varadarajan, KR. "Approximation Algorithms for k-Line Center." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Gao, J, and Guibas, LJ. "Kinetic Medians and kd-Trees." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Govindarajan, S, and Muthukrishnan, S. "Range Searching in Categorical Data: Colored Range Searching on Grid." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Procopiuc, CM, Agarwal, PK, and Har-Peled, S. "STAR-Tree: An Efficient Self-Adjusting Index for Moving Objects." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Mustafa, NH, and Wang, Y. "Near-Linear Time Approximation Algorithms for Curve Simplification." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Sharir, M. "Pseudo-line arrangements: duality, algorithms, and applications." ACM/SIAM, 2002.

Agarwal, PK, Edelsbrunner, H, and Wang, Y. "Computing the writhing number of a polygonal knot." ACM/SIAM, 2002.

Agarwal, PK, Hagerup, T, Ray, R, Sharir, M, Smid, MHM, and Welzl, E. "Translating a Planar Object to Maximize Point Containment." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Berg, MD, Har-Peled, S, Overmars, MH, Sharir, M, and Vahrenhold, J. "Reporting Intersecting Pairs of Polytopes in Two and Three Dimensions." Springer, 2001. Full Text