Maurice Manning is a systems architect with extensive experience in software development, systems design and systems integration. He has led development teams, both local and offshore, to deliver solutions in a wide range of domains including biotech, pharmaceutical, finance, and aerospace.
For the last two years, Manning was a member of the PATH Project at the Institute for Transportation Studies at Berkeley where he was an architect responsible for designing and implementing a scalable, cloud-based framework to host multiple simultaneous predictive transportation corridor models. Priority was placed on integrating technologies to allow a small development team to quickly deliver capabilities to researchers.
Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, Manning worked at University of California, San Diego on the Ocean Observatory Initiative as a member of the cyber-infrastructure team. The OOI CI manages and integrates data from a wide array of OOI sensors, linking marine infrastructure with scientists and users. It also provides observatory mission command and control, data assessment and distribution, and long-term data management. The architecture enabled the system to expand and contract cloud-based resources to provide the appropriate compute capabilities based on observatory conditions and policy. He was the systems architect for three subsystems: sensing and acquisition, data management, and external observatory integration. Over the course of the project, Manning also assumed leadership of the development teams for these subsystems.
Much of his career has been spent in the biotech industry where he has developed novel approaches to data integration, design, and delivers data analysis solutions to scientists and led offshore development teams in delivering innovation prototypes as well as IT solutions. Examples include mobile applications to enable sales staff and employing semantic web technologies to integrate heterogeneous data types which allowed scientists to ask complex questions which would previously require extensive data mining. Manning was a member of the team which designed and developed Pipeline Pilot, an innovative approach for cheminformatics analysis using a pipeline-style architecture.
Areas of Expertise
Systems Design and Integration
Maurice Manning, Amit Aggarwal, Kevin Gao, and Greg Tucker-Kellogg Scaling the walls of discovery: using semantic metadata for integrative problem solving. Briefing in Bioinformatics 2009 10: 164-176;
Harger C, Skupski M, Allen E, Clark C, Crowley D, Dickinson E, Easley D, Espinosa-Lujan A, Farmer A, Fields C, Flores L, Harris L, Keen G, Manning M, et al, The Genome Sequence DataBase version 1.0 (GSDB): from low pass sequences to complete genomes. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 Jan 1;25(1):18-23
Keen G, Burton J, Crowley D, Dickinson E, Espinosa-Lujan A, Franks E, Harger C, Manning M, et al, The Genome Sequence DataBase (GSDB): meeting the challenge of genomic sequencing. Nucleic Acids Res. 1996 Jan 1;24(1):13-6