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. "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, Efrat, A, Sankararaman, S, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-neighbor searching under uncertainty." Proceedings of the ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (2012): 225-236. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Cormode, G, Huang, Z, Phillips, J, Wei, Z, and Yi, K. "Mergeable summaries." Proceedings of the ACM SIGACT-SIGMOD-SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (2012): 23-34. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Kaplan, H, Molad, E, Tarjan, RE, and Yi, K. "An optimal dynamic data structure for stabbing-semigroup queries." SIAM Journal on Computing 41.1 (2012): 104-127. 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, Guibas, LJ, Hershberger, J, and Veach, E. "Maintaining the Extent of a Moving Point Set." Springer, 1997. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Berg, MD, Halperin, D, and Sharir, M. "Efficient Generation of k-Directional Assembly Sequences." ACM/SIAM, 1996.

Agarwal, PK, Schwarzkopf, O, and Sharir, M. "The Overlay of Lower Envelopes in Three Dimensions and Its Applications." ACM, 1995. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Pach, J, Pollack, R, and Sharir, M. "Quasi-Planar Graphs Have a Linear Number of Edges." Springer, 1995. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, and Suri, S. "Stabbing Triangulations by Lines in 3D." ACM, 1995. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Katz, MJ, and Sharir, M. "Computing Depth Orders and Related Problems." Springer, 1994. Full Text