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

Agarwal, PK, Ezra, E, and Sharir, M. "Near-linear approximation algorithms for geometric hitting sets." Algorithmica 63.1-2 (June 1, 2012): 1-25. 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 (April 30, 2012): 306-317.

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Processing and Notifying Range Top-k Subscriptions." 2012 Ieee 28th International Conference on Data Engineering (April 2012). 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

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 (December 1, 2011): 64-73. 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 (September 12, 2011). 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 (August 2, 2011): 1521-1529. 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 (July 15, 2011): 77-86. 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.

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Subscriber assignment for wide-area content-based publish/subscribe." Proceedings International Conference on Data Engineering (June 6, 2011): 267-278. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Pach, J, Pollack, R, and Sharir, M. "Quasi-planar graphs have a linear number of edges." January 1, 1996.

Agarwal, PK, Schwarzkopf, O, and Sharir, M. "The overlay of lower envelopes in three dimensions and its applications." September 1, 1995. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, and Suri, S. "Stabbing triangulations by lines in 3D." September 1, 1995. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Katz, MJ, and Sharir, M. "Computing depth orders and related problems." January 1, 1994.

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

Agarwal, PK, Sharir, M, and Toledo, S. "Applications of parametric searching in geometric optimization." September 1, 1992.