Pankaj K. Agarwal, RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Computer Science and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative and Bass Fellow of Computer Science

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Computational and combinatorial geometry, computational biology, robotics, spatial databases, geographic molecular information systems, and data structures.

Office Location:  D315 Lev Sci Res Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-6548, (919) 660-6500
Email Address:
Web Page:  http://www.cs.duke.edu/~pankaj/

Education:

Ph.D.New York University1989
MS in Computer ScienceUniversity of California, Santa Barbara1986
M.S.University of California at Santa Cruz1986
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and CommunicationUniversity of Roorkee1982
B.S.E.E.Indian Institute of Technology (India)1982
Specialties:

Algorithms
Research Interests:

Computational and combinatorial geometry, computational biology, robotics, spatial databases, geographic molecular information systems, and data structures.

Keywords:

Adaptation, Biological • Algorithms • Amino Acid Sequence • Approximation algorithms • Base Pair Mismatch • Bayes Theorem • Biodiversity • Chromosome Mapping • Computational Biology • Data Interpretation, Statistical • DNA Transposable Elements • Ecology • Ecosystem • Forecasting • Models, Biological • Models, Chemical • Models, Molecular • Models, Statistical • Models, Theoretical • Navigation • Plant Transpiration • Plants • Protein Conformation • Proteins • Sensitivity and Specificity • Sequence Alignment • Sequence Analysis, DNA • Sequence Analysis, Protein • Software • Species Specificity • Stochastic Processes • Time Factors • Visibility

Postdocs Mentored

Recent Publications

  1. Agarwal, PK; Har-Peled, S; Suri, S; Yıldız, H; Zhang, W, Convex Hulls Under Uncertainty, Algorithmica, vol. 79 no. 2 (October, 2017), pp. 340-367 [doi]
  2. Agarwal, PK; Rubin, N; Sharir, M, Approximate nearest neighbor search amid higher-dimensional flats, LIPIcs, vol. 87 (September, 2017), ISBN 9783959770491 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Agarwal, PK; Kumar, N; Sintos, S; Suri, S, Efficient algorithms for k-regret minimizing sets, LIPIcs, vol. 75 (August, 2017), ISBN 9783959770361 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Agarwal, PK; Fox, K; Panigrahi, D; Varadarajan, KR; Xiao, A, Faster algorithms for the geometric transportation problem, LIPIcs, vol. 77 (June, 2017), pp. 71-716, ISBN 9783959770385 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Wu, Y; Agarwal, PK; Li, C; Yang, J; Yu, C, Computational Fact Checking through Query Perturbations, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, vol. 42 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 1-41 [doi]
Recent Grant Support