Posted on October 16, 2016
With its nationwide grassroots and campaign offices engaged in a diverse portfolio of activism strategies, The Humane League, together with its research arm, is uniquely well-positioned to instrument measurement into its activism and advance research on effectiveness. The staff at The Humane League and its independent subcontractors participate in the work of Humane League Labs in myriad ways. They produce the content for testing including video ads, presentations, leaflets, guides and web sites. They integrate measurement into their outreach and campaign activities and they participate in gathering data through field research. Their work is central to the mission of Humane League Labs because helping them help animals better is what motivates its research.
Humane League Labs is a unit of The Humane League. In the coming years, we expect the number of our personnel to grow as our research agenda expands in breadth and depth.
Humane League Labs personnel
Director, Humane League Labs
Harish joined Humane League Labs in 2016 and is serving in volunteer capacity as its Director. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Lehigh University. Harish began his career working for IBM Corporation helping build the fastest computer in the world at the time, best known for Deep Blue and its winning chess match against Kasparov. Harish has more than 25 years of experience as a researcher and has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed technical publications in the research literature. He teaches and conducts research at a large private university in the areas of web security, data science, and social computing. Harish is a member of the board of The Humane League and is the author of the blog Counting Animals. He can be reached at hsethu at thehumaneleague dot com.
Teresa de Candia
Senior Research Associate
Teresa joined Humane League Labs in 2016 and is serving as a Senior Research Associate in an interim capacity. She received a BA in Philosophy from Cornell University in 2004 and a PhD in behavioral genetics from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2014. She has also completed graduate and postdoctoral work in statistical genetics at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Boulder. Teresa has published peer-reviewed literature on the genetic architecture of schizophrenia, particularly on methods for estimating the extent to which common genes influence the disorder and the degree of genetic overlap between populations of European and African descent. In addition to quantitative genetics, Teresa's background and expertise include big data, computer programming, psychology research and advanced statistical analysis. She can be reached at tdecandia at thehumaneleague dot com.
Research Associate/Senior Research Associate
We are seeking a creative and self-motivated individual to plan, design, conduct, analyze and report on research experiments in farm animal advocacy. The research associate will work with and report to the Director of Humane League Labs. The associate will also work with the rest of The Humane League staff, a dynamic and diverse team of activists. Requirements include an abiding commitment to the mission of The Humane League, very strong analytical skills, steadfast curiosity, and a disposition that favors evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking. For more details on how to apply, check out our announcement for the open positions.