Tyler Burleigh

PhD, Psychology


I'm a recent PhD Psychology graduate from the University of Guelph, now working full-time for The HUMAN Project at New York University, where I am doing my part to transform social science and public policy through Big Data methodology.

In a previous life I was an academic, and my research focused on intergroup relations, social cognition, and factors that contribute to human flourishing. I contributed to what is now considered to be one of two leading psychological explanations for the "uncanny valley" perceptual-cognitive phenomenon—work for which I have been interviewed in New Scientist magazine and on the Space Channel. I am also proficient in computer programming, and work as a freelance software consultant for research labs and other social enterprises.


Feel free to contact me: tylerburleigh@gmail.com