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

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.: Springer International Publishing. 2017. 1-30. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, and Salzman, O. "An Efficient Algorithm for Computing High-Quality Paths amid Polygonal Obstacles." Acm Transactions on Algorithms 14.4 (August 21, 2018): 1-21. 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 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, Efrat, A, Sankararaman, S, and Zhang, W. "Nearest-Neighbor Searching Under Uncertainty I." Discrete & Computational Geometry 58.3 (October 2017): 705-745. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Har-Peled, S, Suri, S, Yıldız, H, and Zhang, W. "Convex Hulls Under Uncertainty." Algorithmica 79.2 (October 2017): 340-367. 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 9, 2017): 1-41. 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 10, 2016): 1-25. 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, Fox, K, Nath, A, Sidiropoulos, A, and Wang, Y. "Computing the Gromov-Hausdorff Distance for Metric Trees.": Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), April 16, 2018. Full Text

Lowe, A, and Agarwal, PK. "Flood-risk analysis on terrains under the multiflow-direction model." the 26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference. November 6, 2018 - November 9, 2018.: ACM Press, 2018. Full Text

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

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Munagala, K, Nath, A, Pan, J, and Taylor, E. "Subtrajectory Clustering." the 35th ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGAI Symposium. June 10, 2018 - June 15, 2018.: ACM Press, 2018. Full Text

Agarwal, PK, Fox, K, Panigrahi, D, Varadarajan, KR, and Xiao, A. "Faster algorithms for the geometric transportation problem." June 1, 2017. Full Text

Wu, Y, Gao, J, Agarwal, PK, and Yang, J. "Finding diverse, high-value representatives on a surface of answers.": VLDB Endowment, March 1, 2017. Full Text