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 IEAB 2.208 on 7/25 starting at 1 pm. For a full list of talks, see the flyer.

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, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.

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 post.

Spring semester

Xtreme algorithms will be starting back up today (1/24) and will be every Thursday at 3. Today will be a talk by Austin Luchsinger where he’ll go over the paper he presented at the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA 2019) on January 9th. We will continue to keep the Xtreme page up to date.

As is true with every semester, our group changes. We also say goodbye to Andrew Winslow, who has taken a job at Google, and to David Dittman, who graduated in December. Good luck! Joining our group is Michael Alaniz and Eden Canales. Welcome!

Finally, we had a journal version of a conference paper from UCNC last year accepted.

HackR Proceedings

The HackR hackathon was a lot of fun and had some really great results. The proceedings are now online here. Thanks to everyone for a great event!

ASARG Sponsored Research Hackathon

ASARG is sponsoring a research hackathon, which is like a 24-hour workshop, where teams of students work on problems and write a short paper. The event is free for students with shirts, prizes, food, etc. It will be held December 1-2 at Nerdvana. We’re only allowing around 60 students, so register as soon as possible. The event page is here: utrgv.hackresearch.com.