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

Afshani, P, Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Larsen, KG, and Phillips, JM. "(Approximate) Uncertain Skylines." Theory of Computing Systems 52.3 (2013): 342-366. 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 (December 1, 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 (September 14, 2012): 1487-1495. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Cheng, SW, and Yi, K. "Range searching on uncertain data." Acm Transactions on Algorithms 8.4 (September 1, 2012). Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Subscriber assignment for wide-area content-based publish/subscribe." Ieee Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 24.10 (August 29, 2012): 1833-1847. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Processing a large number of continuous preference top-k queries." Proceedings of the Acm Sigmod International Conference on Management of Data (June 28, 2012): 397-408. 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 (June 27, 2012): 225-236. Full Text

Sharathkumar, R, and Agarwal, PK. "A near-linear time ε-approximation algorithm for geometric bipartite matching." Proceedings of the Annual Acm Symposium on Theory of Computing (June 26, 2012): 385-394. 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 (June 26, 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 (June 4, 2012): 104-127. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Procopiuc, CM, and Varadarajan, KR. "Approximation algorithms for k-line center." January 1, 2002.

Agarwal, PK, Gao, J, and Guibas, LJ. "Kinetic medians and kd-trees." January 1, 2002.

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, Procopiuc, O, and Vittery, JS. "A framework for index bulk loading and dynamization." December 1, 2001.

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, and Vahrenhold, J. "Time responsive external data structures for moving points." January 1, 2001. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, de Berg, M, Har-Peled, S, Overmars, MH, Sharir, M, and Vahrenhold, J. "Reporting intersecting pairs of polytopes in two and three dimensions." January 1, 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." January 1, 2000.

Agarwal, PK, Bhattacharya, BK, and Sen, S. "Output-sensitive algorithms for uniform partitions of points." January 1, 1999. Full Text

Murali, TM, Agarwal, PK, and Vitter, JS. "Constructing binary space partitions for orthogonal rectangles in practice." January 1, 1998.

Agarwal, PK, Guibas, LJ, Hershberger, J, and Veach, E. "Maintaining the extent of a moving point set." January 1, 1997.