About Us

Manhan Group LLC is a technology consulting firm founded in 2014. We partner with public agencies, software developers, and non-profit organizations to deliver data-driven insights into urban and regional dynamics.

Executive Team

Colby Brown is a trusted authority on forecasting models that support transportation and land use planning studies.  In particular, he is a leading expert on bid-rent analysis, having developed over twenty land use models using bid-rent methods for a wide variety of American metro areas.  Additionally, Mr. Brown is an accomplished software executive who has developed specialized applications for scenario planning, transportation accessibility analysis, and rental housing valuation.

Colby serves as CEO of Manhan Group, in addition to leading its land use consulting practice and operating its training and professional development lines of service.

You can connect with Colby on LinkedIn or Twitter

Ya Wang, Ph.D. is a technical leader with hands-on experience in solution development and in-depth knowledge of transportation planning.  She has over 15 years of experience in modeling and GIS, as well as over ten years of experience in database management and open source software deployment.

Dr. Wang serves as CTO of Manhan Group and guides Manhan Group’s data science practice, assisting in the application of machine learning methods to analyze large data sets and build predictive models. She also provides QA/QC oversight for software tool development and implementation projects on behalf of clients.

Ya is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Derek Miura is a senior consultant with Manhan Group with a broad background in model development, data analysis and decision support systems. He has project experience in consulting, software, and government at both federal and state DOT levels. Derek’s 20+ years of diverse industry experience, with a multitude of perspectives, has provided him with significant institutional knowledge within the transportation planning profession.

Mr. Miura serves as COO of Manhan Group in addition to leading its transportation mobility advisory consulting services practice, drawing upon his subject matter expertise in ITS, smart cities, freight logistics, and planning for operations.

Mr. Miura is based in San Diego.

Affiliate Consultants

Manhan Group, LLC maintains on-call relationships with various independent contractors providing assistance with specialized tasks relating to public communications, graphic design, software development and technical advisory services.