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Dr. Ray Manning

Data & Technology

Ray Manning is a former aerospace engineering algorithm expert who is attempting to apply advanced numerical algorithms and data analytics to social service issues such as child abuse/fatality, human trafficking, resource provision for those in need, and mis-placed children’s adoptions.

Ray had a complete and fulfilling aerospace engineering career at Northrop Grumman. He advanced himself to become a Technical Fellow at the company. This meant that he served as a resource for Northrop Grumman engineers to help solve their most difficult aerospace and aircraft engineering problems.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Ray received a PhD in aerospace engineering from UCLA in optimization algorithms and is the author of 3 patents and 30 technical papers. Dr. Manning is an expert in system simulation, advanced numerical algorithms, and data interpretation/data mining. He has the ability to develop algorithms to take real-life data and slice it and parse such that it can make sense to people in need of information. From there, decisions can be made regarding where and how resources need to be deployed to solve problems.

Ray has shown an interest in helping people in need since his days at UCLA where the Central American Refugee Sanctuary Organization was formed to aid Central American refugees fleeing their homeland under threat of death during the civil wars in the region. Since then Ray has worked with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for deserving families and with Engineers Without Borders to build a three room school for orphans and refugees on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Recently Ray has returned to his algorithm roots in developing algorithms and web/mobile-based processes to assist the victims of child abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, and homelessness. In addition, Ray is a long standing contributor to the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force which works with the Long Beach Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security to fight human trafficking.

Some of Ray's efforts can be read at his medium channel at

Dr. Ray Manning
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