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Jason Hemann

Part-Time Lecturer


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
326 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Jason Hemann, 202WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000


  • PhD in Computer Science, Indiana University
  • MS in Computer Science, Indiana University
  • BS in Computer Science and Philosophy, BA in History, Trinity University


Jason Hemann is a part-time lecturer in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Hemann’s research interests include functional and logic programming. He focuses on embeddings and extensions to support logic programming in numerous host languages and transforming functional programs to relational ones. His microKanren model has inspired scores of implementations – more than 120, in over 40 host languages, in just five years. Jason’s other interests concern novel uses of logic programming and symbolic constraint systems and typesafe embeddings of logic languages.

Jason’s research interests blend together with his teaching. His research questions tend to emerge from his teaching, and his results make it back into the classroom. An example of this approach can be found in his recently published textbook “The Reasoned Schemer, 2nd Edition”. He has been teaching in various capacities for over 15 years, including pre-college STEM programs, private professional training programs, and university courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His awards include “Associate Instructor of the Year” at Indiana University.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Jason was briefly a visiting faculty at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Jason earned his Ph.D. in 2018 from the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University as part of the programming language research community and under the supervision of Dan Friedman. He earned his master’s in computer science from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, and both of his bachelor’s in computer science and philosophy and a bachelor of arts in history at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.