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.


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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Paper accepted to CCCG 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Winslow and his student researchers whose paper Vertex Unfoldings of Orthogonal Polyhedra: Positive, Negative, and Inconclusive Results, will be appearing in the 2018 Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry. The authors are Luis A. Garcia, Andres Gutierrez, and Isaac Ruiz ...
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Journal version to appear in Natural Computing

The paper "Self-Assembly of Shapes at Constant Scale using Repulsive Forces" that appeared in UCNC 2017, has been accepted in the special issue of Natural Computing. This version includes a lot of additional material related to the construction steps. The authors are Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie. Conference ...
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ASARG Github is active

For the past few years, our large software projects have lived in github under different personal accounts. We have finally set up ASARG as an organization and all our projects live together. For an overview, see the Software page. The github page is here: https://github.com/asarg/ ...
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Feel free to email any of us at our university emails, or use the contact form below.