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.


Fall 2023

It has been an extremely busy year, which ironically, led to no updates on the website. As a group, we had 5 conference publications and 3 journals published with a lot of new work as well. I don't know when we'll update the site with all the publications. For now, ...

Fall semester startup!

We've been missing due to summer activities, and we've gotten behind on news, publications, and such. A lot has happened and we'll try and get new publications and talks up soon. Some things of note: Xtreme algorithms is starting again and will be Thursdays at 1. Several MS students have ...

Student Presentations for SPIE

Several graduate students will be presenting at the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) seminar over the next couple of weeks. These presentations are part of a seminar series for the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at UTRGV. The schedule is as follows:March 11 at 3:30 in EMAGC ...

Students win poster competition

During UTRGV's E-week every year, they hold a research poster competition for each department. This year, ASARG won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the competition! The winning posters are listed here: https://www.utrgv.edu/cecs/e-week-2022/e-week-winning-poster-showcase/index.htm. They are: 1st Place: David Caballero, Timothy Gomez, " Verification in 2-Handed Self-Assembly" 2nd Place: Robert M. Alaniz, David Caballero, ...

Best Student Paper Award at SAND 2022

One of our papers, where the work was done nearly entirely by the students, has won the best student paper award at the Symposium on Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks (SAND 2022). The conference will be held March 28-30. The paper that won is Title: Building Squares with Optimal State ...

Two papers accepted to SAND 2022

The research group had two papers accepted to the 2022 Symposium on Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks (SAND'22). The conference is March 28-30. Title: Complexity of Verification in Self-Assembly with Prebuilt AssembliesAuthors: David Caballero, Timothy Gomez, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie Title: Building Squares with Optimal State Complexity in Restricted ...


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