Pankaj K. Agarwal

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Pankaj Kumar Agarwal is an Indian computer scientist and mathematician researching algorithms in computational geometry and related areas. He is the RJR Nabisco Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Duke University, where he has been chair of the computer science department since 2004.[1] He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1989 from the Courant Institute, New York, under the supervision of Micha Sharir.[2]


Agarwal is the author or co-author of:

Awards and honors[edit]

Agarwal was elected as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2002.[6] He is also former Duke Bass Fellow[7] and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. He was the recipient of a National Young Investigator Award in 1993. Prior to holding the RJR Nabisco Professorship, he was the Earl D. Mclean Jr. Professor of Computer Science at Duke.[7]


  1. ^ "Pankaj Agarwal: New Chair of the Computer Science Department", Duke Computer Science Enews, September 2004 .
  2. ^ Pankaj Kumar Agarwal at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  3. ^ Review of Intersection and Decomposition Algorithms for Planar Arrangements by Franz Aurenhammer, 1992, MR 1118839.
  4. ^ Review of Davenport–Schinzel Sequences and their Geometric Applications by Igor Rivin, 1996, MR 1329734.
  5. ^ Review of Combinatorial Geometry by Martin Henk, 1996, MR 1354145.
  6. ^ ACM Fellows Award / Pankaj K. Agarwal, ACM, retrieved 2011-01-16.
  7. ^ a b "Seats of Learning", Duke University Alumni Magazine, 28, May–June 2000 .

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