About Me

I am currently a graduate student pursuing an MS in Computer Science at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. I am also working as a research assistant for the Algorithmic Self-Assembly Research Group(ASARG), under Dr. Robert Schweller and Dr. Timothy Wylie.

Research

I'm interested in algorithmic self-assembly of DNA, bioinformatics, robot motion planning, complexity, and game thoery. Particularly, I am interested in algorithmic self-assembly's potential in the areas of molecular computation and nanofabrication. Recently, I have been investigating the area of robot motion planning with global control inputs, which is motivated by controlling swarms of robots at the micro- and nano-scales.

I've had the pleasure of presenting my research at several conferences; speaking at UCNC 2017, ESA 2018, JCDCG3 2018, SODA 2019, and ICALP 2019.

Publications

  1. Hierarchical Shape Construction and Complexity for Slidable Polyominos under Uniform External Forces.
    Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Mauricio Flores, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Rene Reyes, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
    To appear in Proc. of the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA'20), 2020.
    Salt Lake City, Utah, January 5-8, 2020.

  2. Relocation with Uniform External Control in Limited Directions (Short Abstract).
    Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Timothy Gomez, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
    The 22nd Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graphs, and Games (JCDCG^3'19), 39-40, 2019.
    Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, September 6-8, 2019.
    [url]

  3. Covert Computation in Self-Assembled Circuits.
    Angel A. Cantu, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
    Proceedings of the 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP'19), 2019.
    Patras, Greece, July 8-12, 2019.
    [url]

  4. Self-Assembly of Shapes at Constant Scale Using Repulsive Forces
    Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, Tim Wylie
    In Natural Computing, 18(1), 93-105, 2019.
    [springerLink]

  5. Full Tilt: Universal Constructors for General Shapes with Uniform External Forces.
    Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, Angel A. Cantu, Luis Angel Garcia, Austin Luchsinger, Rene Reyes, Robert Schweller, and Tim Wylie.
    Proceedings of the 30th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA'19), 2019.
    San Diego, California, January 6-9, 2019.
    [url]

  6. Freezing Simulates Non-freezing Tile Automata
    Cameron Chalk, Austin Luchsinger, Eric Martinez, Robert Schweller, Andrew Winslow, Tim Wylie
    Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming (DNA 24)
    Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China, October 8-12, 2018.
    [springerLink]

  7. Tile Pattern-Building Games on a Grid are PSPACE-complete (Short Abstract).
    Angel A. Cantu, Arturo Gonzalez, Cesar Lozano, Austin Luchsinger, Eduardo Medina, Fernando Martinez, Arnoldo Ramirez, and Tim Wylie.
    The 21st Japan Conference on Discrete and Computational Geometry, Graphs, and Games (JCDCG^3'18), 18-21, 2018.
    Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Sept. 1-3, 2018.
    [url]

  8. Self-Assembly of Any Shape with Constant Tile Types using High Temperature
    Cameron Chalk, Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, Tim Wylie
    Proceedings of the 26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2018)
    Helsinki, Finland, August 8-12, 2018.
    [url]

  9. Self-Assembly of Shapes at Constant Scale Using Repulsive Forces
    Austin Luchsinger, Robert Schweller, Tim Wylie
    Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2017)
    Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 5-9, 2017.
    [arXiv] [springerLink]

Collaborators

Jose Balanza-Martinez, David Caballero, Angel Adrian Cantu, Cameron Chalk, Luis Angel Garcia, Timothy Gomez, Arturo Gonzalez, Cesar Lozano, Eric Martinez, Fernando Martinez, Eduardo Medina, Arnoldo Ramirez, Rene Reyes, Robert Schweller, Andrew Winslow, Tim Wylie.