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  1. M.W. Perlin, "Mining the mixture - a DNA analyst explains", Judicial Summer Seminars, New York State Judicial Institute, Rye Brook, NY, Jun-2019.

  2. M. W. Perlin, "Probabilistic genotyping in theory and practice," Brooklyn Defender Services, Brooklyn, NY, Apr-2019.

  3. M. W. Perlin, "Bayesian reasoning for complex DNA evidence," Quantitative Reasoning in the Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL, Apr-2019.

  4. M. W. Perlin, "DNA mixtures in sexual assault: evidence and admissibility," Legal Medicine & Forensic Science, Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar-2019.

  5. M. W. Perlin, "DNA transfer for lawyers", Allegheny County Courthouse - Continuing Legal Education, Pittsburgh, PA, 22-Feb-2019.

  6. M. W. Perlin and M. J. Machen, "DNA evidence and transfer," CLE at Beaver County Bar Association, Beaver, PA, Dec-2018.

  7. M. W. Perlin, "Daubert in practice", Lecture in Evidence class, Penn State University Law School, State College, PA, Nov-2018.

  8. M. W. Perlin, "Probabilistic genotyping: bad, good & ugly", Minnesota DNA defenders, Minneapolis, MN, Oct-2018.

  9. M. W. Perlin, "Probabilistic genotyping to the rescue for Pinkins and Glenn", Wrongful Conviction Day, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN, Oct-2018.

  10. M. W. Perlin, "DNA science, systems and strategy", Full day CLE for New York City Legal Aid Society public defenders, New York, NY, Aug-2018.

  11. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® science and court", Half day CLE for Cuyahoga County prosecutors, with crime lab scientists, Cleveland, OH, Jul-2018.

  12. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele for DNA mixtures", Georgia District Attorney's Association, Spring Meeting, Savannah, GA, 3-May-2018.
  13. M. W. Perlin, "Getting away with murder: forensic science and society", Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr-2018.

  14. M. W. Perlin, "Presenting TrueAllele® evidence in the courtroom", Twelve hour joint workshop for Baltimore City prosecutors and scientists, Baltimore, MD, Feb-2018.

  15. M. W. Perlin, "Detecting and denying DNA evidence: a history of forensic identification", Pioneers of Forensic Science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2-Jun-2017.

  16. M. W. Perlin, "DNA: TrueAllele statistical analysis, probabilistic genotyping", Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Winter Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 6-Dec-2016.

  17. M. W. Perlin and M.J. Machen, "DNA with ethics", Duquesne University Ethics and Eats Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, 2-Dec-2016.

  18. M. W. Perlin, "Fighting for DNA justice: genotyping software in the Hillary acquittal", Questioning Forensics: Inside the Black Box, Legal Aid Society, New York, NY, 28-Oct-2016.

  19. M. W. Perlin, "Solving serious crime with TrueAllele technology", DA Roundtable, Annual Summer Meeting, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Bedford, PA, Jul-2016.

  20. M. W. Perlin, "The probative power of DNA mixtures", Louisiana District Attorneys Association 39th Annual Conference, Destin, FL, 27-Jun-2016.

  21. M. W. Perlin, "How to defend yourself against DNA mixtures", National Forensic College, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New York, NY, 8-Jun-2016.

  22. M. W. Perlin, "Issues with DNA evidence, past and future", Washington County Bar Association, Washington, PA, 30-Mar-2016.

  23. M. W. Perlin, "Understanding DNA evidence", Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver, PA, 23-Mar-2016.

  24. M. W. Perlin, "Understanding complex DNA evidence", New York Legal Aid Society, New York, NY, Mar-2016.

  25. M. W. Perlin, "Understanding DNA", Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, Philadelphia, PA, 26-Feb-2016.

  26. M. W. Perlin, "DNA mixture evidence", Penn State University Dickinson Law School, State College, PA, Feb-2016.

  27. M. W. Perlin, "Mix & match: Getting comfortable with DNA reporting", Duquesne University Forensic Fridays, Pittsburgh, PA, 16-Oct-2015.

  28. M. W. Perlin. "Forensic science and criminal law: Cutting edge DNA strategies", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pittsburgh, PA, 25-Sep-2015.

  29. M. W. Perlin, "Challenging DNA evidence", Allegheny County Courthouse - Continuing Legal Education, Pittsburgh, PA, 27-Feb-2015.

  30. M. W. Perlin, "Shedding light on inconclusive DNA: TrueAllele computer analysis", Office of the Onondaga County District Attorney, Syracuse, NY, 25-Nov-2014.

  31. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® Computing: All the DNA, all the time", NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Continuing Professional Development, Sydney, Australia, 19-Mar-2014.

  32. M. W. Perlin, "No DNA Left Behind: When 'inconclusive' really means 'informative'", Schenectady County District Attorney's Office, Schenectady, NY, 31-Jan-2014.

  33. M. W. Perlin, "Understanding DNA mixtures" & "How to convict an innocent man using DNA mixtures", DNA in the 21st Century, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Trenton, NJ, Oct-2013.

  34. J. Butler, A. Mitchell, M. W. Perlin, A.M. Schubert, J. Friedman and J. Spriggs, "DNA mixture interpretations and statistics - to include or exclude", Fourth Annual Prescription for Criminal Justice Forensics, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, New York, NY, 7-Jun-2013.

  35. M. W. Perlin, "DNA mixture statistics", Virginia Spring Institute, Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council, Richmond, VA, 26-Mar-2013.

  36. G. Hampikian, V. Weedn, M. W. Perlin, A. Blumstein, J. Rangos, K. Mains, L. Irwin, A. Adepoju and W. Oliver, "Whose DNA is it anyway?", Duquesne University Forensic Fridays, Continuing Legal Education Program on DNA Access. Pittsburgh, PA, 15-Mar-2013.

  37. M. W. Perlin, "Reanimating Zombie DNA", Penn State Dickinson Law School, State College, PA, 21-Sep-2012.

  38. M. W. Perlin, "DNA evidence: computer interpretation, case investigation and court presentation", Kern County District Attorney's Office, Continuing Legal Education, Bakersfield, CA, Apr-2012.

  39. M. W. Perlin, J. Galloway and M. Agnew, "Investigation and trial in the Massereene case", Police, Public Prosecution and Forensic Services of Northern Ireland, Continuing Professional Development, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mar-2012.

  40. M. W. Perlin and J. Galloway, "Touch DNA and the Massereene Barracks attack investigation", Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 17-Feb-2012.

  41. R. Freeman, R. Harmon and M. W. Perlin, "The Changing Face of DNA: The Science, Law and Ethics of Familial Search", Duquesne University Forensic Friday, Pittsburgh, PA, 13-May-2011.

  42. M. W. Perlin and A. Krastek, "Forensic DNA analysis: A CLE introduction", Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 4-Mar-2011.

  43. M. W. Perlin, A. Krastek and M. Collins, "Forensic DNA analysis: An introduction", Duquesne University Forensic Friday, Pittsburgh, PA, 8-Oct-2010.

  44. M. W. Perlin, "Objective interpretation of DNA evidence: automation and admissibility", Arizona State University Law School, Tempe, AZ, Apr-2003.

  45. M. W. Perlin, "Automated computer analysis of forensic DNA data", DNA and the Law: Reining in the Revolution, Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law & Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001.

    1. Scientific

    2. M. W. Perlin, "Probabilistic genotyping of evidentiary DNA typing results: TrueAllele® admissibility", Federal Bureau of Investigation & National Institute of Justice Webinar, Jun-2019.

    3. M. W. Perlin, "Probabilistic genotyping of evidentiary DNA typing results: TrueAllele® technology", Federal Bureau of Investigation & National Institute of Justice Webinar, May-2019.

    4. M. W. Perlin, "Forensic DNA in criminal justice: science and society", Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar-Apr-2019.

    5. M. W. Perlin, "Forensic DNA in criminal justice: science and society", Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep-Oct-2018.

    6. M. W. Perlin, "Expert DNA testimony", University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr-2018.

    7. M. W. Perlin, "Solving serious crime using effective DNA evidence", Allegheny County Police Department, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar-2018.

    8. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® science and testimony", Two day Georgia Bureau of Investigation course for DNA analysts, Decatur, GA, Jan-2018.

    9. M. W. Perlin, "Science & sorcery in forensic DNA evidence", Science in our world: certainty & controversy, Penn State Beaver, Monaca, PA, 7-Apr-2017.

    10. M. W. Perlin, "Forensic DNA evidence", University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Feb-2016.

    11. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® Casework", Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Probabilistic Software (But Were Afraid to Ask), Promega's Twenty Fifth International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, 29-Sep-2014.

    12. M. W. Perlin, "Computer interpretation of touch DNA mixtures", Seminar for Chiefs of Police in Western Pennsylvania, CSI Investigators Series, Pittsburgh, PA, 13-May-2014.

    13. M. W. Perlin, "Revolutionising DNA analysis in major crime investigations", The Investigator DNA Workshop, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK, 1-May-2014.

    14. M. W. Perlin, "DNA-led investigation through computer interpretation of evidence", Pennsylvania State Police Training Seminar, Hershey, PA, 2-Apr-2014.

    15. M. W. Perlin, "Revolutionising DNA analysis in major crime investigations", Workshop for Investigators, The Investigator Conferences, Rothley, Leicestershire, UK, 23-Apr-2013.

    16. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® mixture interpretation", 9th Annual DNA Technology Educational Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, 6-Nov-2012.

    17. M. W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® challenges in court and culture", 9th Annual DNA Technology Educational Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, 6-Nov-2012.

    18. M. W. Perlin, M. Legler and J. Kos, "DNA expert system software" (with hands-on computer laboratory), TrueAllele® Workshop, California Association of Criminalists (CAC), Bakersfield, CA, May-2012.

    19. M. W. Perlin, M. Legler and J. Kos, "Probabilistic genotyping for DNA mixture interpretation" (with hands-on TrueAllele® computer laboratory), Cybergenetics Forensic Science Workshop, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, Apr-2012.

    20. M. W. Perlin, "Automated and objective DNA mixture analysis", Workshop on Practical Applications of DNA Profiling Technology, Sixteenth Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences(IAFS), Montpellier, France, 2002.

    21. Courses

    22. DNA Identification
    23.      Lawyers
    24.           Continuing Legal Education
    25.                     Biology and Information, Mixture Interpretation, TrueAllele Testimony
    26.      Scientists
    27.           Basics
    28.                     Biology and Information, Bayesian Belief Update, Inclusion Genotype and LR
    29.           Methods
    30.                     Stochastic Effects, Quantitative Data Modeling, Mixture Weight and Inference
    31.           Special Topics
    32.                     Selected Scientific Presentations