Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal
  • Professor of Mathematics
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. "Union of random minkowski sums and network vulnerability analysis." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2013): 177-186.

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

Sharathkumar, R, and Agarwal, PK. "Algorithms for the transportation problem in geometric settings." Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (2012): 306-317.

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


Procopiuc, CM, Agarwal, PK, and Har-Peled, S. "STAR-Tree: An Efficient Self-Adjusting Index for Moving Objects." Springer, 2002. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Mustafa, NH, and Wang, Y. "Near-Linear Time Approximation Algorithms for Curve Simplification." Springer, 2002. 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, Arge, L, Procopiuc, O, and Vitter, JS. "A Framework for Index Bulk Loading and Dynamization." Springer, 2001. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, and Vahrenhold, J. "Time Responsive External Data Structures for Moving Points." Springer, 2001. 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