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25-Jul-2017

Cybergenetics scientist Perlin receives Chapman Award for improving justice

Pittsburgh, PA

Cybergenetics Dr. Mark Perlin received the Paul H. Chapman award by the Foundation for Improvement of Justice. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to improve local, state and federal systems of justice. Their mission is to recognize innovative and effective works or programs whose efforts have made positive influential differences in the United States criminal and civil judicial arenas.

The Foundation's national program is making six awards this year for innovations that have made a difference in American justice. Dr. Perlin was selected for his work in automating genotype interpretation to increase the speed, remove human bias, and surpass crime lab limitations in reliably processing evidence.

On September 23, Dr. Perlin will receive the Paul H. Chapman award at a banquet in Atlanta, Georgia. "Better technology can provide better justice," said Chief Scientist Perlin. "Computers can be more accurate and objective than human experts when analyzing complex scientific data."


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