Pankaj K. Agarwal, RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Mathematics, Duke University

Research Interests

Computational & discrete geometry: Paradigms & techniques, approximation algorithms, geometric optimization, kinetic geometry, data structures, arrangements, proximity problems, trangulation, motion planning, geometric sampling.

Shape Analysis: Representation, matching, clustering, similarity searching.

GIS and ecologic modeling: Terrain modeling and analysis, navigation, visibility, flow analysis, ecological modeling.

Spatial databases: Indexing techniques, spatiotemporal databases, stream processing, continuous queries, network data management.

Sensor networks: Processing sensor data, communication and energy efficient algorithms, sensor network design, sensor networks for ecological modeling.

Trajectory data analysis: Trajectory segmentation, matching, clustering, answering queries.

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Students & Postdocs

Current Students

Former Students

  • Alex Beutel (BS with Highest Distinction), CMU
  • Till Brenner (BS with High Distinction)
  • Sukhendu Chakraborty (MS), Oracle
  • Anne Collins (PhD)
  • Andrew Danner (PhD), Swarthmore
  • Pavan Desikan (PhD), Google
  • Shashidhara Ganjugunte (PhD), Mentor Graphics
  • Sathish Govindarajan (PhD), IIS, Bangalore
  • Meetesh Karia (BS with Highest Distinction), Trilogy
  • Stacey Luoma (MS), Evans and Sutherland
  • Nabil H. Mustafa (PhD), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 

  • Jeff Phillips (PhD), University of Utah
  • Cecilia M Procopiuc (PhD), AT&T
  • Sharathkumar Raghvendra (PhD), Stanford
  • Michael Strauss (BS with Highest Distinction), BOPS
  • John Tran (BS with Distinction), NVIDIA
  • Kasturi Varadarajan (PhD), University of Iowa
  • Yusu Wang (PhD), Ohio State
  • Ke Yi (PhD), HKUST
  • Albert Yu
  • Hai Yu (PhD), Google

Former Postdocs

 

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Teaching

Recent Courses

COMPSCI 634 (234) Geometric Algorithms Spring 2014
CPS 330 (130) Design & Analysis of Algorithms Spring 2013, 2012
CPS 530 (230) Design & Analysis of Algorithms Fall 2012, 2009
CPS 534 (234) Computational Geometry Fall 2011, 2008, 2005

Other Courses

CPS 124⁄CPS 296 Computer Graphics Fall 2001
CPS 240 Computational Complexity Spring 2001
CPS 260⁄BGT 204 Algorithms in Computational Biology Fall 2003
CPS 296 Randomized Algorithms Spring 2000
CPS 296 Shape Analysis Spring 2004
CPS 296 Geometric Optimization Spring 2007
UPE 309⁄BIO 309 Ecological Forecasting Spring 2002

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BioSketch

Ph.D.(Computer Science), Courant Institute, New York, 1989.

M.S. (Computer Science), University of California Santa Barbara, 1986.

B.E. (Electronics and Communication), University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, 1982.

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Contact

Pankaj K. Agarwal
Department of Computer Science
Levine Science Research Center D214A
Duke University
Box 90129
Durham NC 27708-0129
Phone: (919) 660-6540
Fax: (919) 660-6519
Email: pankaj at cs.duke.edu

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