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University of Michigan School of Information

Matthew Bui

Matthew Bui

Research Investigator, Information and Research Fellow, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/764-7456
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street Faculty Role: Faculty


Dr. Matthew Bui is a postdoctoral researcher and incoming assistant professor (starting Fall 2022) at the University of Michigan School of Information. Bui’s research examines the potential for, and barriers to, urban data justice, foregrounding the racial politics of data-driven technologies, policy, and platforms. He is currently leading a study that investigates the discriminatory nature of targeted ads and launching a new project that explores how entrepreneurs of color navigate algorithmic bias. His research has received recognition and support from the Annenberg Foundation, Benton Foundation, Democracy Fund, and Kauffman Foundation; and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC).

Previously, Bui was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Tech and received his PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.



Areas of interest

critical data studies, data justice and activism, race and technology, social media, urban data


PhD & MA, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technologies, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

MSc, Media and Communication (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science

BA, Communication, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)