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." ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2011): 186-196. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Phillips, JM, and Yu, H. "Stability of ε-kernels." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 6346 LNCS.PART 1 (November 19, 2010): 487-499. Full Text

Mølhave, T, Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, and Revsbæk, M. "Scalable algorithms for large high-resolution terrain data." Acm International Conference Proceeding Series (August 6, 2010). Full Text

Agarwal, PK. "An improved algorithm for computing the volume of the union of cubes." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (July 30, 2010): 230-239. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Bereg, S, Daescu, O, Kaplan, H, Ntafos, S, Sharir, M, and Zhu, B. "Guarding a terrain by two watchtowers." Algorithmica (New York) 58.2 (2010): 352-390. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, and Yi, K. "I/O-efficient batched union-find and its applications to terrain analysis." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 7.1 (2010). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Sharir, M, and Wang, Y. "Hausdorff distance under translation for points and balls." ACM Transactions on Algorithms 6.4 (2010). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Ganjugunte, SK, Hay, D, Sankararaman, S, and Zussman, G. "Network vulnerability to single, multiple, and probabilistic physical attacks." Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM (2010): 1824-1829. Full Text

Beutel, A, Mølhave, T, and Agarwal, PK. "Natural neighbor interpolation based grid DEM construction using a GPU." GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (2010): 172-181. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Ben-Avraham, R, and Sharir, M. "The 2-center problem in three dimensions." Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (2010): 87-96. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, and Matousek, J. "On Range Searching with Semialgebraic Sets." Springer, 1992. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, and Sharir, M. "Counting circular arc intersections." June 1, 1991. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kreveld, MV, and Overmars, M. "Intersection queries for curved objects." June 1, 1991. Full Text

Kreveld, MJV, Overmars, MH, and Agarwal, PK. "Intersection Queries in Sets of Disks." Springer, 1990. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, O'Rourke, J, and Schevon, CA. "Star Unfolding of a Polytope with Applications (Extended Abstract)." Springer, 1990. Full Text