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

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Top-k preferences in high dimensions." Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (January 1, 2014): 748-759. 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

Lebeck, N, Mølhave, T, and Agarwal, PK. "Computing highly occluded paths on a terrain." GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (December 1, 2013): 14-23. 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, 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, 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

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

Agarwal, PK, Xie, J, Yang, J, and Yu, H. "Scalable continuous query processing by tracking hotspots." December 1, 2006.

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