Welcome

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.

News

LSAMP Research Scholars

Mauricio Flores, who is working with ASARG as an LSAMP scholar, presented his research at a poster session on July 31. The NSF Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation program is very selective with only a handful of students selected each year. They present on their research multiple times with the ...
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NSF Grant Awarded!

Robert Schweller and Tim Wylie were just awarded a 3-year NSF grant for the project "Unifying Self-Assembly through Tile Automata." We are extremely excited about the number of opportunities this will open up for the research group. The formal UTRGV announcement of the award is here: http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/news/press-releases/2018/july-11-national-science-foundation-awards-grant-to-utrgvs-department-of-computer-science/index.htm Also, our congressman ...
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Short abstract accepted to JCDCG^3 2018

A short abstract and presentation was accepted to be presented at the 21st Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graphs, and Games. The paper, titled Tile Pattern-Building Games on a Grid are PSPACE-complete, is the outcome of a class project led by Angel and Austin from the Spring 2017 ...
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New summer researchers

We have several new students working with us this summer on a variety of topics. They are being added to the members section and will have more information up shortly including contact information/etc. We're excited to have everyone on board! ...
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Paper accepted in ESA 2018

The paper "Self-Assembly of Any Shape with Constant Tile Types using High Temperature" was accepted and will appear the 26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2018) this Fall in Finland. http://esa-symposium.org/ and http://algo2018.hiit.fi/esa/ ...
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Paper accepted to DNA 2018

The paper “Freezing Simulates Non-freezing Tile Automata” was accepted into the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA'18) which will be in China this Fall. http://dna24sdnu.com/index.asp ...
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Contact

Feel free to email any of us at our university emails, or use the contact form below.