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 service projects with computing in developing countries with his students. He is author of the book Shaping a Digital World 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, senior member of the IEEE, 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, as well as faith and technology issues.


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 Selected Articles
Collections of articles:
Talks and Interviews