We are a team of faculty and students from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley working in theoretical Computer Science. Our primary interest is in the field of algorithmic self-assembly. Algorithmic self-assembly is a relatively new research area that has great potential for applications in a wide range of fields from nanotechnology to biomedical technology.

Our team has expertise in many areas, and thus our research is not limited to this field, but it is our main focus. Beyond the theoretical results, we host several software projects for research and education listed on the software page. All software is hosted on github and open-source.

We are always looking for new collaborators and students, so please email if interested. We also host the weekly Xtreme Algorithms, so come find out what we’re working on and join in.


SPIE Research Talk

Timothy Gomez will be giving a talk on April 2nd to the UTRGV chapter of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). The talk is an overview of some of his recent self-assembly research. The title is "MolecularComputation: Self-Assembling Tile Computers." Please see the UTRGV SPIE page for full ...
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Journal paper published in Natural Computing

Since UCNC did not happen this year, they issued a CFP for a special issue of Natural Computing. We had a paper titled "Fast Reconfiguration of Robot Swarms with Uniform Control Signals" accepted. The authors are David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie ...
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Engaged Scholarships Awarded

Congratulations to two research students that have received Engaged Scholarships from the UTRGV Office of Engaged Scholarship and Learning! They offer research funding for undergraduates wanting to do research. The students then participate in a symposium of the scholars. The two projects and students awarded funding are:Thomas Thirlwall - Robot ...
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New paper in the Journal of Information Processing

A new paper has been published in the Journal of Information Processing. This is a full extended version of the short abstract from JCDCG3 last year.Title: Hardness of Reconfiguring Robot Swarms with Uniform External Control in Limited DirectionsAuthors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and ...
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Journal paper published in Algorithmica

The journal version of last years ICALP paper on Covert Computation has been accepted to Algorithmica. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00453-020-00764-wA version is also available on Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.06068 ...
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Paper accepted to ISAAC 2020

One of our papers has been accepted to the International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) for this year. Title: Signal Passing Self-Assembly Simulates Tile Automata Authors: Angel A. Cantu, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie ...
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