Surya Mattu

Investigative Data Journalist

An engineer by training, Surya builds tools and gathers data to tell stories about how algorithmic systems perpetuate systemic biases and inequalities in society.

Before The Markup, Surya was the data reporter at Gizmodo’s Special Projects Desk and a contributing researcher at ProPublica. He has also worked as a researcher at Bell Labs, Data & Society, and the MIT Media Lab.

At ProPublica, he was part of the team that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for the series “Machine Bias.” At Gizmodo, “The House that Spied on Me” won the National Press Foundation’s Technology in Journalism award and was also made into a TED talk.

Surya’s OpenPGP key fingerprint is 1710 BE3C B4AF 40A8 FA9F 20CE 9B98 0BE8 CCA5 ED64.