Bio: Dr. Jur van den Berg obtained his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 2003. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands in 2007 with his thesis titled "Path Planning in Dynamic Environments". After that, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007-2009, 2010-2011), and at the University of California, Berkeley (2009-2010). Since the summer of 2011, Jur is assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Jur's research interests lie in algorithmic robotics, with a particular focus on robot collision avoidance, planning, and control in application domains such as medical robotics, crowd simulation, virtual environments and computer games, autonomous transportation, and personal robotics.
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