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.


2nd Annual Hack Research (HackR 2019)

ASARG is hosting the 2nd annual Hack Research (HackR) on December 7-8, 2019. The website with the details and registration is currently live (utrgv.hackresearch.com). Register and come join us for 24 hours of research, learning, and teamwork ...
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Paper accepted to SODA 2020

The group just had a paper accepted to appear at the 31st ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) in 2020. The title is "Hierarchical Shape Construction and Complexity for Slidable Polyominos under Uniform External Forces" and the authors are Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Mauricio Flores, Timothy Gomez, ...
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Summer Xtreme Seminar

Come join us at the first Summer Xtreme Algorithms seminar! This is a quick set of 5 talks to showcase some of the work being done in the lab. These are 10 minute talks! If you're interested in research, come see what topics might interest you. The talks are in ...
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Short abstract accepted at JCDCGGG

The short paper "Relocation with Uniform External Control in Limited Directions" was accepted at the 22nd Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graphs, and Games (JCDCG^3). The paper will be presented at the conference in September in Tokyo. http://www.jcdcgg.u-tokai.ac.jp/ The authors on the paper are Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, ...
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Paper accepted at CCCG 2019

We have just had a paper accepted to the 31st Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry. The paper is titled "Discrete Planar Map Matching" authored by Bin Fu, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie. For more information visit the publication page ...
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Summer REU Students

This summer the NSF has granted us funding for two REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) students. David Caballero and Tim Gomez will be granted these REU stipends as they continue their great work over the summer months ...
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Feel free to email any of us at our university emails, or use the contact form below.