Congratulations to two research students that have received Engaged Scholarships from the UTRGV Office of Engaged Scholarship and Learning! They offer research funding for undergraduates wanting to do research. The students then participate in a symposium of the scholars.
The two projects and students awarded funding are:
Thomas Thirlwall – Robot Sorting with Uniform External Forces
Kaiwei Sung – 3 Dimensional Single Step Tilt
A new paper has been published in the Journal of Information Processing. This is a full extended version of the short abstract from JCDCG3 last year.
Title: Hardness of Reconfiguring Robot Swarms with Uniform External Control in Limited Directions
Authors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie
There is also an Arxiv version: https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.13097
The journal version of last years ICALP paper on Covert Computation has been accepted to Algorithmica. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00453-020-00764-w
A version is also available on Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.06068
One of our papers has been accepted to the International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC) for this year.
Title: Signal Passing Self-Assembly Simulates Tile Automata
Authors: Angel A. Cantu, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie
Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry was held virtually this year. We had two papers published, and the presentations were given as pre-recorded videos. If you’re interested in seeing these, we’ve posted them to the ASARG youtube channel.
The two presentations:
The research group has a paper accepted to the 26th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA). The paper is Verification and Computation in Restricted Tile Automata. The authors are David Caballero, Timothy Gomez, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
The research group has had two papers accepted to the 32nd Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry this year. The papers explore different aspects of the single step tilt model with robotic motion planning. The papers are as follows:
Title: Relocating Units in Robot Swarms with Uniform Control Signals is PSPACE-Complete. Authors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
Title Building Patterned Shapes in Robot Swarms with Uniform Control Signals. Authors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
A preprint of an upcoming journal paper is now online at arxiv.
Title: Hardness of Reconfiguring Robot Swarms with Uniform External Control in Limited Directions.
Authors: David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
On 1/23 at 2pm in room EIEAB 2.208 there will be a 20 minute talk given by current undergraduate student Tim Gomez. He will be presenting his work, along with coauthors, on robot motion planning with uniform external controls. The talk will be the talk he gave at the 2020 Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, and is based on the following paper published in that conference: https://faculty.utrgv.edu/robert.schweller/papers/soda2020.pdf
All are welcome! See you there!
The 2nd Hack Research was a great success with some high-quality output and a lot of great participation. We had about 60 students there and over half of the students were part of a submission. The proceedings are now online on the event website: https://utrgv.hackresearch.com/site/?page_id=319. We’re looking forward to 2020!