• USA-2002

    For contributions to computational geometry and for building and strengthening links between this area and many of its applications.

Dr. Pankaj Agarwal earned his PhD in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He joined the Department of Computer Science of Duke University in 1989 where he is now the Chair and Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics. His research interests include geometric algorithms and data structures, computational molecular biology, spatial databases, global change, geographic information systems, sensor networks, and robotics. He has authored four books, and more than 250 scholarly articles in various journals, edited volumes, and international conferences. He has received many awards, including National Young Investigator, Sloan Fellow, and ACM Fellow, and he serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals.