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, 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

Agarwal, PK, Klein, R, Knauer, C, Langerman, S, Morin, P, Sharir, M, and Soss, M. "Computing the detour and spanning ratio of paths, trees, and cycles in 2D and 3D." Discrete and Computational Geometry 39.1-3 (2008): 17-37. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Chen, DZ, Ganjugunte, SK, Misiołek, E, Sharir, M, and Tang, K. "Stabbing convex polygons with a segment or a polygon." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5193 LNCS (2008): 52-63. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Phillips, JM. "An efficient algorithm for 2D Euclidean 2-center with outliers." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5193 LNCS (2008): 64-75. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Moølhave, T, and Sadri, B. "I/O-efflcient algorithms for computing contours on a terrain." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2008): 129-138. Full Text

Clark, JS, Dietze, M, Chakraborty, S, Agarwal, PK, Ibanez, I, LaDeau, S, and Wolosin, M. "Resolving the biodiversity paradox." Ecol Lett 10.8 (August 2007): 647-659. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Mustafa, NH, and Wang, Y. "Fast molecular shape matching using contact maps." J Comput Biol 14.2 (March 2007): 131-143. Full Text

Govindarajan, S, Dietze, MC, Agarwal, PK, and Clark, JS. "A scalable algorithm for dispersing population." Journal of Intelligent Information Systems 29.1 (2007): 39-61. Full Text

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