Jur P. van den Berg

Jur P. van den Berg (born 1981 in Groningen, Netherlands) is an assistant professor at the University of Utah.[1] He was formerly a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California, Berkeley[2] and in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published more than 40 works in computational chemistry, computational geometry, computer animation, industrial engineering, robotics, and virtual reality. He has also coauthored the reciprocal velocity obstacle library for multi-agent navigation.[3]

Jur P. van den Berg
ResidenceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
Alma materGroningen
Scientific career
FieldsComputational Geometry
Industrial Engineering
North Carolina
Doctoral advisorMark H. Overmars
InfluencesKenneth Y. Goldberg
James J. Kuffner Jr.
Ming C. Lin
Dinesh Manocha


  1. Faculty at Utah
  2. Profile at Berkeley's website
  3. van den Berg, J.; Lin, M.; Manocha, D. (May 2008). Reciprocal velocity obstacles for real-time multi-agent navigation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 08). New York, N.Y.: IEEE. pp. 1928–1935. doi:10.1109/ROBOT.2008.4543489.

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