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, Har-Peled, S, Sharir, M, and Wang, Y. "Hausdorff distance under translation for points and balls." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 6.4 (2010). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Sharathkumar, R, and Yu, H. "Approximate Euclidean shortest paths amid convex obstacles." Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (2009): 283-292.

Agarwal, PK, Ezra, E, and Sharir, M. "Near-linear approximation algorithms for geometric hitting sets." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2009): 23-32. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Cheng, S-W, Tao, Y, and Yi, K. "Indexing uncertain data." Proceedings of the ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (2009): 137-146. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Xie, J, Yang, J, and Yu, H. "Input-sensitive scalable continuous join query processing." ACM Transactions on Database Systems 34.3 (2009). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Ezra, E, and Ganjugunte, SK. "Efficient sensor placement for surveillance problems." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5516 LNCS (2009): 301-314. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Sharir, M, and Welzl, E. "Algorithms for center and Tverberg points." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 5.1 (2008). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kaplan, H, and Sharir, M. "Kinetic and dynamic data structures for closest pair and all nearest neighbors." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 5.1 (2008). Full Text

Yu, H, Agarwal, PK, Poreddy, R, and Varadarajan, KR. "Practical methods for shape fitting and kinetic data structures using coresets." Algorithmica (New York) 52.3 (2008): 378-402. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, and Yu, H. "Robust shape fitting via peeling and grating coresets." Discrete and Computational Geometry 39.1-3 (2008): 38-58. Full Text