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

Afshani, P, Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Larsen, KG, and Phillips, JM. "(Approximate) Uncertain Skylines." Theory of Computing Systems (2012): 1-25. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Matoušek, J, and Sharir, M. "On range searching with semialgebraic sets II." Proceedings - Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, FOCS (2012): 420-429. 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 (2012): 1487-1495. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Cheng, S-W, and Yi, K. "Range searching on uncertain data." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 8.4 (2012). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Ezra, E, and Sharir, M. "Near-linear approximation algorithms for geometric hitting sets." Algorithmica 63.1-2 (2012): 1-25. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Avraham, RB, and Sharir, M. "The 2-center problem in three dimensions." Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications (2012). Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Subscriber assignment for wide-area content-based publish/subscribe." IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 24.10 (2012): 1833-1847. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Processing and notifying range top-k subscriptions." Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (2012): 810-821. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Processing a large number of continuous preference top-k queries." Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (2012): 397-408. Full Text

Sharathkumar, R, and Agarwal, PK. "A near-linear time ε-approximation algorithm for geometric bipartite matching." Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (2012): 385-394. 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

Agarwal, PK, Guibas, LJ, Har-Peled, S, Rabinovitch, A, and Sharir, M. "Computing the penetration depth of two convex polytopes in 3d." January 1, 2000. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Flato, E, and Halperin, D. "Polygon Decomposition for Efficient Construction of Minkowski Sums." Springer, 2000. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Bhattacharya, BK, and Sen, S. "Output-sensitive algorithms for uniform partitions of points." January 1, 1999. Full Text

Murali, TM, Agarwal, PK, and Vitter, JS. "Constructing Binary Space Partitions for Orthogonal Rectabgles in Practice." Springer, 1998. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Guibas, LJ, Hershberger, J, and Veach, E. "Maintaining the Extent of a Moving Point Set." Springer, 1997. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Berg, MD, Halperin, D, and Sharir, M. "Efficient Generation of k-Directional Assembly Sequences." ACM/SIAM, 1996.

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Pach, J, Pollack, R, and Sharir, M. "Quasi-Planar Graphs Have a Linear Number of Edges." Springer, 1995. Full Text