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.


CCCG 2020 Presentations

Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry was held virtually this year. We had two papers published, and the presentations were given as pre-recorded videos. If you're interested in seeing these, we've posted them to the ASARG youtube channel. The two presentations: CCCG 2020: Building Patterned Shapes ...
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Paper accepted to DNA 2020

The research group has a paper accepted to the 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA). The paper is Verification and Computation in Restricted Tile Automata. The authors are David Caballero, Timothy Gomez, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie ...
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Two papers accepted to CCCG 2020

The research group has had two papers accepted to the 32nd Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry this year. The papers explore different aspects of the single step tilt model with robotic motion planning. The papers are as follows: Title: Relocating Units in Robot Swarms with Uniform Control Signals is PSPACE-Complete ...
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New Arxiv Paper

A preprint of an upcoming journal paper is now online at arxiv. Title: Hardness of Reconfiguring Robot Swarms with Uniform External Control in Limited Directions. Authors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie. Link: arXiv:2003.13097 ...
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Student presenting a CS colloquium talk

On 1/23 at 2pm in room EIEAB 2.208 there will be a 20 minute talk given by current undergraduate student Tim Gomez.  He will be presenting his work, along with coauthors, on robot motion planning with uniform external controls.  The talk will be the talk he gave at the 2020 ...
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Proceedings from Hack Research

The 2nd Hack Research was a great success with some high-quality output and a lot of great participation. We had about 60 students there and over half of the students were part of a submission. The proceedings are now online on the event website: https://utrgv.hackresearch.com/site/?page_id=319. We're looking forward to 2020! ...
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Feel free to email any of us at our university emails, or use the contact form below.