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. "Processing a large number of continuous preference top-k queries." Proceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (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 (2012): 225-236. Full Text

Clark, JS, Agarwal, P, Bell, DM, Flikkema, PG, Gelfand, A, Nguyen, X, Ward, E, and Yang, J. "Inferential ecosystem models, from network data to prediction." Ecol Appl 21.5 (July 2011): 1523-1536.

Abam, MA, Agarwal, PK, Berg, MD, and Yu, H. "Out-of-order event processing in kinetic data structures." Algorithmica (New York) 60.2 (2011): 250-273. Full Text

Beutel, A, Mølhave, T, Agarwal, PK, Boedihardjo, AP, and Shine, JA. "TerraNNI: Natural neighbor interpolation on a 3D grid using a GPU." GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (2011): 64-73. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Ganjugunte, S, Hay, D, Sankararaman, S, and Zussman, G. "The resilience of WDM networks to probabilistic geographical failures." Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM (2011): 1521-1529. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Gniady, C, Mitchell, JSB, Polishchuk, V, and Sabhnani, GR. "Distributed localization and clustering using data correlation and the Occam's razor principle." 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems and Workshops, DCOSS'11 (2011). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Mølhave, T, Yu, H, and Clark, JS. "Exploiting temporal coherence in forest dynamics simulation." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2011): 77-86. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Subscriber assignment for wide-area content-based publish/subscribe." Proceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering (2011): 267-278. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Mølhave, T, and Sadri, B. "I/O-efficieiit contour queries on terrains." Proceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (2011): 268-284.


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

Agarwal, PK, and Van Kreveld, M. "Connected component and simple polygon intersection searching." January 1, 1993.

Agarwal, PK, and Matousek, J. "Relative Neighborhood Graphs in Three Dimensions." ACM/SIAM, 1992.

Agarwal, PK, Sharir, M, and Toledo, S. "Applications of Parametric Searching in Geometric Optimization." ACM/SIAM, 1992.