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.


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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Paper accepted to ICALP

Our paper "Covert Computation in Self-Assembled Circuits" was accepted to the 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP '19), which is a top tier conference. The authors on the paper are Angel Cantu, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie. For more information about the paper, visit the ...

New paper accepted in Algorithmica

The paper "Nearly Constant Tile Complexity for any Shape in Two-Handed Tile Assembly" was accepted in Algorithmica and is now online here. The authors are Robert Schweller, Andrew Winslow, and Tim Wylie. More information about the paper is here ...

Natural Computing Special Issue

An invited journal version of our UCNC paper "Optimal Staged Self-Assembly of Linear Assemblies" was accepted for publication. We're excited to get this full version out with a lot of new details about the constructions ...


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