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, Har-Peled, S, Suri, S, YIldIz, H, and Zhang, W. "Convex hulls under uncertainty." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 8737 LNCS (January 1, 2014): 37-48. Full Text

Wu, Y, Walenz, B, Li, P, Shim, A, Sonmez, E, Agarwal, PK, Li, C, Yang, J, and Yu, C. "ICheck: Computationally combating "lies, D - Ned Lies, and statistics"." Proceedings of the Acm Sigmod International Conference on Management of Data (January 1, 2014): 1063-1066. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Sharathkumar, R. "Approximation algorithms for bipartite matching with metric and geometric costs." Proceedings of the Annual Acm Symposium on Theory of Computing (January 1, 2014): 555-564. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Pan, J. "Near-linear algorithms for geometric hitting sets and set covers." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (January 1, 2014): 271-279. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Kaplan, H, and Sharir, M. "Union of Random Minkowski Sums and Network Vulnerability Analysis." Discrete and Computational Geometry 52.3 (January 1, 2014): 551-582. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Van Kreveld, M, Löffler, M, and Silveira, RI. "Computing correlation between piecewise-linear functions." Siam Journal on Computing 42.5 (December 26, 2013): 1867-1887. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Matoušek, J, and Sharir, M. "On range searching with semialgebraic sets. II." Siam Journal on Computing 42.6 (December 23, 2013): 2039-2062. Full Text

Sankararaman, S, Agarwal, PK, Mølhave, T, Pan, J, and Boedihardjo, AP. "Model-driven matching and segmentation of trajectories." Gis: Proceedings of the Acm International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (December 1, 2013): 234-243. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Cormode, G, Huang, Z, Phillips, JM, Wei, Z, and Yi, K. "Mergeable summaries." Acm Transactions on Database Systems 38.4 (November 1, 2013). Full Text

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


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

Agarwal, P. "Message from program chair." January 1, 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

Agarwal, P, Gupta, R, Maheswari, T, Yadav, S, and Bali, V. "A genetic algorithm for alignment of multiple DNA sequences." December 1, 2012. Full Text