Love data?
So do we.

We're a team of engineers and researchers from Google, Facebook, Harvard, and MIT. We're building the modern data labeling infrastructure needed to power the next wave of AI.

Our data labeling platform and workforce help AI companies around the world solve their machine learning and NLP problems — from detecting hate speech and categorizing user reviews, to training powerful language models.

Our team comes from
Generating high-quality datasets is a rich, nuanced problem.

Our human-AI algorithms and operational infrastructure give your data the loving care it deserves.

Founding Team

Decades of experience in AI, Trust & Safety, and Data at the world's largest tech companies

Edwin Chen

Edwin Chen

CEO

Edwin founded Surge AI to build the human data platforms needed to power the next generation of rich, intelligent AI. He previously led machine learning, content moderation, and human computation teams at Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and studied mathematics and linguistics at MIT.

Edwin ChenEdwin Chen

Edwin Chen

CEO

Edwin founded Surge AI to build the human data platforms needed to power the next generation of rich, intelligent AI. He previously led machine learning, content moderation, and human computation teams at Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and studied mathematics and linguistics at MIT.

Andrew Mauboussin

Andrew Mauboussin

Engineering

Andrew oversees Surge AI's Engineering team — from building APIs that support real-time human computation, to internationalization efforts that enable data collection in 30+ languages, to new frontends for rich human/AI interaction. He previously led Twitter's Integrity ML and Counterintelligence efforts, and studied CS at Harvard.

Andrew MauboussinAndrew Mauboussin

Andrew Mauboussin

Engineering

Andrew oversees Surge AI's Engineering team — from building APIs that support real-time human computation, to internationalization efforts that enable data collection in 30+ languages, to new frontends for rich human/AI interaction. He previously led Twitter's Integrity ML and Counterintelligence efforts, and studied CS at Harvard.

Bradley Webb

Bradley Webb

Product

Bradley runs Surge AI's Product and Growth teams. He previously led Integrity and Data Operations teams at Facebook, and graduated from Dartmouth.

Bradley WebbBradley Webb

Bradley Webb

Product

Bradley runs Surge AI's Product and Growth teams. He previously led Integrity and Data Operations teams at Facebook, and graduated from Dartmouth.

Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez

Operations

Jesse helps manage Surge AI's Operations team — he's responsible for engaging with customers to deliver high-quality data for state-of-the-art AI. He previously led the Ground Truth team at Cruise and worked on human-in-the-loop systems for Facebook's Applied ML org. He's a Marine veteran and graduated from USC and UC Berkeley.

Jesse PerezJesse Perez

Jesse Perez

Operations

Jesse helps manage Surge AI's Operations team — he's responsible for engaging with customers to deliver high-quality data for state-of-the-art AI. He previously led the Ground Truth team at Cruise and worked on human-in-the-loop systems for Facebook's Applied ML org. He's a Marine veteran and graduated from USC and UC Berkeley.

Scott Heiner

Scott Heiner

Product

Scott runs Business Development and Operations at Surge AI, helping customers get the high-quality human-powered data they need to train and measure their AI. Before joining Surge, he led operations and marketing teams in the media industry.

Scott HeinerScott Heiner

Scott Heiner

Product

Scott runs Business Development and Operations at Surge AI, helping customers get the high-quality human-powered data they need to train and measure their AI. Before joining Surge, he led operations and marketing teams in the media industry.

Jefferson Lee

Jefferson Lee

Software Engineer

Jefferson leads Surge AI's data labeling and content moderation products — whether it's helping customers evaluate large language models, moderate content, or train Spam and Hate Speech classifiers. He was previously an early engineer on Airbnb's Trust and Safety ML team, and studied computer science at Harvard.

Jefferson LeeJefferson Lee

Jefferson Lee

Software Engineer

Jefferson leads Surge AI's data labeling and content moderation products — whether it's helping customers evaluate large language models, moderate content, or train Spam and Hate Speech classifiers. He was previously an early engineer on Airbnb's Trust and Safety ML team, and studied computer science at Harvard.

Jean MassadJean Massad

Jean Massad

Design

David Tofu

David Tofu

Software Engineer
David TofuDavid Tofu

David Tofu

Software Engineer

Cymen Vig

Cymen Vig

Software Engineer
Cymen VigCymen Vig

Cymen Vig

Software Engineer

Data Labeling for the
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