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

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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Adding pages

We're just now getting around to updating the website with many of the projects we have going on. A software page has been added that we we begin outlining some of the simulators we have that are open source and publicly available ...
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Paper accepted in UCNC 2018

The paper "Optimal Staged Self-Assembly of Linear Assemblies" was accepted into the Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC'18) which will be in France this Summer. https://ucnc2018.lacl.fr/ ...
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Journal version in Natural Computing

The journal version of "Verification in Staged Tile Self-Assembly" was accepted for publication in Natural Computing. The conference version was published in UCNC 2017 last year. The authors are Robert Schweller, Andrew Winslow, and Tim Wylie ...
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Algorithmica publication

The extended journal version of "Optimal Staged Self-Assembly of General Shapes" has finally been published in Algorithmica. It was accepted and has been online since May 2017 here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00453-017-0318-0 ...
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Contact

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