Resident Technologist, 2019-2020
Surya Mattu was the resident technologist at the Knight First Amendment Institute from 2019-2020. He is also an investigative data journalist working at The Markup. Previously, Mattu was a 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," a project Mattu worked on with journalist Kashmir Hill, won the National Press Foundation’s 2018 Technology in Journalism Award and was also made into a TED talk.