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 taught computer science at Redeemer University before arriving to teach computer science at Calvin. He has participated in various service projects with computing in developing countries, including with students. He is author of the book Shaping a Digital World and is available to speak to groups as time allows.

He is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, 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 CSR 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.

I am currently serving as a book review editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith covering topics on computers, engineering, and technology. I am also a regular contributor to Christian Courier and the Christian Scholars Review Blog.


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

Patents Open source software projects
Other Selected Articles
Talks and Interviews