Derek Schuurman's personal story includes working in industry for several years before returning to academia. His interest in computers began in his early teens with his first computer, a Timex-Sinclair ZX-81. He is also interested in the bigger picture (metaphorically, not in the number-of-pixels sense) and the various issues related to faith and technology. He has taught previously at Redeemer University and as a visiting professor at Dordt Unviversity and is currently a professor of computer science at Calvin. He has participated in various computing service projects in majority world countries with his students. He is author of the book Shaping a Digital World and co-author of A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers and is available to speak to groups as time allows.

Prof. Schuurman is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, part of the leadership team for the West Michigan ASA chapter, an associate fellow of the The Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge, and was made a senior member of the IEEE. He is member of the ACM, CES, ACMS, a book review editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, a regular contributor to the Christian Scholars Review blog, and a regular columnist for Christian Courier.

Research interests include robotics and computer vision, embedded systems and IoT, CS pedagogy, and faith and technology issues.

Talks and Interviews

Here is a selection of links to talks and interviews which have been posted online.


Some publications are listed below, but a more extensive list of publications and presentations are also available.

Chapters in Books
Selected Articles
Open source software projects
Other Articles, Columns, and Blogs
Collections of articles: