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, Akutsu, T, Amihood, A, Apostolico, A, Benham, C, Benson, G, Blanchette, M, El-Mabrouk, N, Gascuel, O, Giancarlo, R, Guigo, R, Hallet, M, Huson, D, Kucherov, G, Lacey, M, Lagergren, J, Lancia, G, Landau, GM, Lecroq, T, Moret, B, Morishita, S, Mossel, E, Moulton, V, Pachter, L, Reinert, K, Rigoutsos, I, Sagot, MF, Sankoff, D, Schbath, S, Segal, E, Semple, C, Setubal, JC, Sharan, R, Skiena, S, Stoye, J, Ukkonen, E, Vawter, L, Valencia, A, Warnow, T, Wang, L, Casadio, R, and Myers, G. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics): Preface. December 1, 2005.

Agarwal, PK. "Simplex range searching and its variants: A review." A Journey through Discrete Mathematics: A Tribute to Jiri Matousek. January 1, 2017. 1-30. Full Text

Agarwal, PK. "Range searching." Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, Third Edition. January 1, 2017. 1057-1092. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kyle, FOX, and Salzman, O. "An efficient algorithm for computing high-quality paths amid polygonal obstacles." Acm Transactions on Algorithms 14.4 (August 1, 2018). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Range-max queries on uncertain data." Journal of Computer and System Sciences 94 (June 1, 2018): 118-134. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Arge, L, and Staals, F. "Improved dynamic geodesic nearest neighbor searching in a simple polygon." Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, Lipics 99 (June 1, 2018): 41-414. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Suri, S, Yıldız, H, and Zhang, W. "Convex Hulls Under Uncertainty." Algorithmica 79.2 (October 1, 2017): 340-367. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Efrat, A, Sankararaman, S, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-Neighbor Searching Under Uncertainty I." Discrete and Computational Geometry 58.3 (October 1, 2017): 705-745. Full Text

Wu, Y, Agarwal, PK, Li, C, Yang, J, and Yu, C. "Computational fact checking through query perturbations." Acm Transactions on Database Systems 42.1 (January 1, 2017). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Aronov, B, Har-Peled, S, Phillips, JM, Yi, K, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-neighbor searching under uncertainty II." Acm Transactions on Algorithms 13.1 (October 1, 2016). Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Beutel, A, and Mølhave, T. "TerraNNI." Acm Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems 2.2 (June 21, 2016): 1-31. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Pan, J, and Ying, R. "Approximating dynamic time warping and edit distance for a pair of point sequences." Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs 51 (June 1, 2016): 6.1-6.16. Full Text

Yu, A, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Top-k Preferences in High Dimensions." Ieee Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 28.2 (February 1, 2016): 311-325. Full Text


Agarwal, PK, Kaplan, H, Kipper, G, Mulzer, W, Rote, G, Sharir, M, and Xiao, A. "Approximate minimum-weight matching with outliers under translation." December 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kaplan, H, and Sharir, M. "Union of hypercubes and 3D minkowski sums with random sizes." July 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kyle, FOX, Nath, A, Sidiropoulos, A, and Wang, Y. "Computing the gromov-hausdorff distance for metric trees." June 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Computing shortest paths in the plane with removable obstacles." June 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Munagala, K, Nath, A, Pan, J, and Taylor, E. "Subtrajectory clustering: Models and algorithms." May 27, 2018. Full Text

Gao, J, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Durable top-k queries on temporal data." January 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, and Nath, A. "Maintaining reeb graphs of triangulated 2-manifolds." January 1, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Rubin, N, and Sharir, M. "Approximate nearest neighbor search amid higher-dimensional flats." September 1, 2017. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Kumar, N, Sintos, S, and Suri, S. "Efficient algorithms for k-regret minimizing sets." August 1, 2017. Full Text