Tyler is a Research Coordinator at the NYU Center for Brain Health (CBH), working on a study examining the role of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) as a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Previously, he worked at the NYU Sleep Disorders Center on a study of the role of nasal pathology in SDB in a population of 9/11 first responders. He has been lead and co-author on numerous publications, including comparison and validation studies of devices for sleep monitoring. These device studies exposed him to the clinical consequences of design decisions. He currently performs database management, statistical analyses, and neuroimaging processing at CBH.
Although starting at CBH with an interest in pursuing neuroscience research, Tyler gravitated toward more design and technically oriented tasks, such as database management and data visualization. The ideal style of thinking and working for Tyler is almost equal parts artistic and scientific, and he hopes the IxD program will provide him with a robust set of design and technical skills to work in this exciting intersection.
Tyler is a passionate fan of documentary movies, experimental music, and indie games. He loves traveling and recently returned from a month in Japan exploring cat island and hunting for the best soba (Takama in Osaka).