Keynote Speaker
Dr. Derek Schuurman
Derek Schuurman

"Making Progress: Connecting Bytes and Beliefs"

Derek Schuurman worked as an electrical engineer for several years and later returned to school to complete a Ph.D. at McMaster University in the area of robotics and computer vision. He has taught computer science at both Dordt College and Redeemer University College and is now professor of computer science at Calvin College and the current William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-in-Residence chair. Dr. Schuurman is a fellow in technology at St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology and is a member of the board for the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS). He has written about faith and technology issues and is the author of the book Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology published by InterVarsity Press.