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

  2. J. Hornyak and M.W. Perlin, "To include or not to include: the extent is the question", Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 26-May-2017.

  3. D. Bauer and M.W. Perlin, "Validating TrueAllele® genotyping on ten contributor DNA mixtures", Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 26-May-2017.

  4. W. Allan and M.W. Perlin, "Machines can work it out: automated TrueAllele® workflow", Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 26-May-2017.

  5. M.W. Perlin, "Transforming DNA evidence into reliable information: computers, science and society", Pathology Informatics Summit, Pittsburgh, PA, 24-May-2017.

  6. M.W. Perlin, "The triumph and tragedy of DNA evidence", Friendship Village, Upper St. Clair, PA, 8-May-2017.

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

  8. M.W. Perlin, "Error in the likelihood ratio: false match probability", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 17-Feb-2017.

  9. M.W. Perlin, W.P. Allan and C. Hughes, "On the threshold of injustice: manipulating DNA evidence", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 17-Feb-2017.

  10. M.W. Perlin, F. Watson and G. Hampikian, "When DNA alone is not enough: exoneration by computer interpretation", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 16-Feb-2017.

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

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

  13. M.W. Perlin, "Transparency in DNA evidence", President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Washington, DC, 18-Nov-2016.

  14. 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.

  15. M.W. Perlin, "Justice denied: Mr. Hopkins invisible semen", American Investigative Society of Cold Cases Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 28-Jun-2016.

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

  17. 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.

  18. M.W. Perlin, "Forensic stasis in a world of flux", Quattrone Center Spring Symposium on Technology in Criminal Justice Reform, Penn Law School, Philadelphia, PA, 13-May-2016.

  19. M.W. Perlin, "DNA investigation: Across the universe", Spring Training Conference, Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, State College, PA, 12-Apr-2016.

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

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

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

  23. M.W. Perlin, "Overcoming bias in DNA mixture interpretation", Presented by Dr. Ria David at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 26-Feb-2016.

  24. M.W. Perlin and G. Sugimoto, "Separating DNA mixtures by computer to identify and convict a serial rapist", Presented by Dr. David Bauer at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 25-Feb-2016.

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

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

  27. M.W. Perlin. "Objective DNA mixture information in the courtroom: Relevance, reliability and acceptance", International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: Detection, Measurement and Mitigation, Arlington, VA, 22-July-2015.

  28. M. Bowkley, M. Legler and M.W. Perlin, "Rapid DNA response: On the wings of TrueAllele", Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MD, 20-May-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. R. David, M. Bowkley and M.W. Perlin, "Separating familial mixtures, one genotype at a time", Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists 40th Annual Meeting, Hershey, PA, 4-Nov-2014.

  32. M.W. Perlin, "Solving cold cases by TrueAllele® analysis of DNA evidence", Finding Closure: The Science, Law and Politics of Cold Case Investigations, Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law 14th Annual Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, 31-Oct-2014.

  33. J. Hornyak, W. Allan and M.W. Perlin, "Using TrueAllele® Casework to separate DNA mixtures of relatives", DNA Workshop, 124th California Association of Criminalists, San Francisco, CA, 20-Oct-2014.

  34. M. Bowkley and M.W. Perlin. "Compute first, ask questions later: an efficient TrueAllele® workflow", Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists 43rd Annual Fall Meeting, St. Paul, MN, 9-Oct-2014.

  35. 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.

  36. J. Hornyak, W.P. Allan and M.W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® Casework validation on PowerPlex® 21 mixture data", Twenty Second International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australia and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Adelaide, Australia, 2-Sep-2014.

  37. M.W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® interpretation of DNA mixture evidence", Keynote talk, 9th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 20-Aug-2014.

  38. M.W. Perlin, "Solving crimes using MCMC to analyze previously unusable DNA evidence", American Statistical Association, Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, MA, 3-Aug-2014.

  39. 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.

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

  41. M.W. Perlin, "Preventing rape in the military through effective DNA computing", Forensic Europe Expo, Forensic Seminar Theatre, Olympia, London, 30-Apr-2014.

  42. M.W. Perlin, "Cracking the DNA mixture code — computer analysis of UK crime cases", Forensic Europe Expo, Forensic Innovation Conference, Olympia, London, 29-Apr-2014.

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

  44. M.W. Perlin and M.M. Legler, "Coding a safer society through computer interpretation of DNA evidence", MATLAB Virtual Conference, Europe and North America, 26-Mar-2014.

  45. 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.

  46. M.W. Perlin, "TrueAllele® interpretation of Allegheny County DNA mixtures", Allegheny County Courthouse, Pittsburgh, PA, 28-Feb-2014.

  47. M.W. Perlin, "Getting past first Bayes with DNA mixtures", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 21-Feb-2014.

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

  49. 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.

  50. M.W. Perlin, "Death needs answers: the DNA evidence", The Cold-Blooded Murder of Dr. John Yelenic by Andrea Niapas, Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 15-May-2013.

  51. M.W. Perlin, "Unleashing forensic DNA through computer intelligence", Forensic Europe Expo, Forensic Innovation Conference, London, United Kingdom, 24-Apr-2013.

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

  53. M.W. Perlin, "Finding truth in DNA mixture evidence", Innocence Network Conference, Advanced DNA, Charlotte, NC, 20-Apr-2013.

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

  55. 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.

  56. M.W. Perlin, K. Dormer, J. Hornyak, L. Schiermeier-Wood, and S. Greenspoon, "Virginia TrueAllele® validation study: Casework comparison", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 22-Feb-2013.

  57. M.W. Perlin, K. Dormer, J. Hornyak, T. Meyers, and W. Lorenz, "How inclusion interpretation of DNA mixture evidence reduces identification information", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 22-Feb-2013.

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

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

  60. M.W. Perlin, "DNA mapping the crime scene: do computers dream of electric peaks?", Promega's Twenty Third International Symposium on Human Identification, Nashville, TN, 17-Oct-2012.

  61. M.W. Perlin, "When good DNA goes bad", International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology, Chicago, IL, 15-Oct-2012.

  62. M.W. Perlin, "Forensic thinking, fast and slow", International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology, Chicago, IL, 15-Oct-2012.

  63. M.W. Perlin, "The Massereene touch DNA evidence", Twenty First International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Hobart, Tasmania, 26-Sep-2012.

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

  65. M.W. Perlin, "Combining DNA evidence for greater match information", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 24-Feb-2012.

  66. M.W. Perlin, "Investigative DNA databases that preserve identification information", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 64th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 23-Feb-2012.

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

  68. R. David and M.W. Perlin, "Creating informative DNA libraries using computer reinterpretation of existing data", Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists 2011 Annual Meeting, Newport, RI, 2-Nov-2011.

  69. M.D. Coble and J.M. Butler, "Exploring the capabilities of mixture interpretation using TrueAllele software", International Society for Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria, 3-Sep-2011.

  70. J. Ballantyne and M.W. Perlin, "DNA mixture deconvolution by binomial sampling of individual cells", International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, Seattle, WA, 20-Jul-2011.

  71. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Commission on Forensic Science Meeting, New York, NY, 27-Jun-2011.

  72. B.W. Duceman, "Using expert systems (TrueAllele®) for Forensic STR DNA analysis", National Institute of Justice, Arlington, VA, 20-Jun-2011.

  73. M.W. Perlin, "Computer interpretation of uncertain DNA evidence", National Institute of Justice, Arlington, VA, 20-Jun-2011.

  74. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, DNA Subcommittee Meeting, New York, NY, 20-May-2011.

  75. 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.

  76. M.W. Perlin, "Taming uncertainty in forensic DNA evidence", European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 8-April-2011.

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

  78. M.W. Perlin, "Sherlock Holmes and the DNA likelihood ratio", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 63rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 25-Feb-2011.

  79. M.W. Perlin, "The science of quantitative DNA mixture interpretation", Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), Fredericksburg, VA, 11-Jan-2011

  80. M.W. Perlin, "Reliable interpretation of stochastic DNA evidence", Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences 57th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, 2-Dec-2010.

  81. M.W. Perlin, "Overcoming DNA stochastic effects", Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists 2010 Annual Meeting, Manchester, VT, 10-Nov-2010.

  82. M.W. Perlin, "Explaining the likelihood ratio in DNA mixture interpretation", Promega's Twenty First International Symposium on Human Identification, San Antonio, TX, 14-Oct-2010.

  83. R. David and M.W. Perlin, "More informative DNA identification: Computer reinterpretation of existing data", Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, Kansas City, MO, 8-Oct-2010.

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

  85. M.W. Perlin and K.E. Williams, "Preserving DNA information", National Association of Medical Examiners 2010 Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2-Oct-2010.

  86. M.W. Perlin and B.W. Duceman, "Profiles in productivity: Greater yield at lower cost with computer DNA interpretation", Twentieth International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Sydney, Australia, 9-Sep-2010.

  87. M.W. Perlin and M. Greenhalgh, "Scientific combination of DNA evidence: A handgun mixture in eight parts", Twentieth International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Sydney, Australia, 8-Sep-2010.

  88. M.W. Perlin, "DNA identification science: The search for truth", Duquesne University 2010 Summer Research Symposium Keynote Address, Pittsburgh, PA, 30-Jul-2010.

  89. M.W. Perlin, "Statistical computation for forensic DNA evidence", University of Pittsburgh Department of Human Genetics, Pittsburgh, PA, 9-Jul-2010.

  90. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, DNA Subcommittee Meeting, New York, NY, 19-May-2010.

  91. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, DNA Subcommittee Meeting, New York, NY, 5-Mar-2010.

  92. M.W. Perlin and R.W. Cotton, "Three match statistics, one verdict", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 62nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 25-Feb-2010.

  93. M.W. Perlin and B.W. Duceman, "Casework validation of genetic calculator mixture interpretation", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 62nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 25-Feb-2010.

  94. M.W. Perlin, J.B. Kadane and R.W. Cotton, "A match likelihood ratio for DNA comparison", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 61st Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 21-Feb-2009.

  95. M.W. Perlin, A. Sinelnikov, E. Vey, M. Legler and M. Clarke, "Identifying victim remains from uncertain data", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 61st Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 21-Feb-2009.

  96. M.W. Perlin, J.B. Kadane and R.W. Cotton, "Forensic DNA inference", Seventh International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, Lausanne, Switzerland, 21-Aug-2008.

  97. M.W. Perlin, "Exploring forensic scenarios with TrueAllele® mixture automation", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 22-Feb-2007.

  98. M.W. Perlin, "Scientific validation of mixture interpretation methods", Promega's Seventeenth International Symposium on Human Identification. Nashville, TN, 10-Oct-2006.

  99. M.W. Perlin, "Real-time DNA investigation", Promega's Sixteenth International Symposium on Human Identification. Dallas, TX, 27-Sep-2005.

  100. M.W. Perlin, "Simple reporting of complex DNA evidence: Automated computer interpretation", Promega's Fourteenth International Symposium on Human Identification. Phoenix, AZ, 1-Oct-2003.

  101. M.W. Perlin, "Expert systems for automated STR analysis", Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), Quantico, VA, 14-Jan-2003.

  102. M.W. Perlin, D. Coffman, C.A. Crouse, F. Konotop and J.D. Ban, "Automated STR data analysis: Validation studies", Promega's Twelfth International Symposium on Human Identification. Biloxi, MS, 11-Oct-2001.

  103. M.W. Perlin, "An expert system for scoring DNA database profiles", Promega's Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification. Biloxi, MS, 13-Oct-2000.

  104. M.W. Perlin, "Computer automation of STR scoring for forensic databases", First International Conference on Forensic Human Identification in The Millennium, London, UK, The Forensic Science Service, 26-Oct-1999.

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    2. M.W. Perlin, "DNA mixture evidence and the need for accurate match statistics", Promega's Twenty Seventh International Symposium on Human Identification, Minneapolis, MN, 28-Sep-2016.

    3. G. Hampikian, M.W. Perlin, and F.L. Watson, "When DNA is not enough – exoneration through science", Promega's Twenty Seventh International Symposium on Human Identification, Minneapolis, MN, 27-Sep-2016.

    4. S.A. Greenspoon, L. Schiermeier-Wood, and B.C. Jenkins, "Further Exploration of TrueAllele® Casework", Promega's Twenty Sixth International Symposium on Human Identification, Grapevine, TX, 13-Oct-2015.

    5. K. Woolard, M.W. Perlin, and K. Miller, "'Inconclusive' three-person mixture yields guilty plea: TrueAllele genotype revival", Promega's Twenty Fifth International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, 1-Oct-2014.

    6. M.W. Perlin, W.P. Allan, "TrueAllele speed for Grand Jury need: Same day reporting of complex mixture", Promega's Twenty Fifth International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ, 30-Sep-2014.

    7. M.W. Perlin, J. Hornyak, R. Dickover, G. Sugimoto, and K. Miller, "Assessing TrueAllele® genotype identification on DNA mixtures containing up to five unknown contributors", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 20-Feb-2014.

    8. J.A. Caponera, "Evaluating the specificity of genotypic inference with TrueAllele Casework software", American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 20-Feb-2014.

    9. M.W. Perlin, "Getting past first Bayes with DNA mixtures", Promega's Twenty Fourth International Symposium on Human Identification, Atlanta, GA, 10-Oct-2013.

    10. M.W. Perlin, "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kevin James Foley", Promega's Twenty Third International Symposium on Human Identification, Nashville, TN, 17-Oct-2012.

    11. M.W. Perlin, "Combining DNA evidence for greater match information", Promega's Twenty Second International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD, 4-Oct-2011.

    12. K.E. Williams and M.W. Perlin, "An on-demand DNA information community", Promega's Twenty Second International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD, 4-Oct-2011.

    13. M.C. Kline, C.R. Hill, E.L.R. Butts, D.L. Duewer, M.D. Coble, and J.M. Butler, "Examination of DNA mixture proportion variability using multiple STR typing kits and NIST standard reference material® 2391c component D", Promega's Twenty Second International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD, 4-Oct-2011.

    14. M.C. Kline, E.L.R. Butts, C.R. Hill, M.D. Coble, D.L. Duewer, and J.M. Butler, "The new standard reference material® 2391c: PCR-based DNA profiling standard", International Society for Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria, 1-Sep-2011.

    15. R. David and M.W. Perlin, "Combining DNA evidence for greater match information", International Society for Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria, 1-Sep-2011.

    16. R. David and M.W. Perlin, "Investigative DNA databases that preserve identification information", International Society for Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria, 1-Sep-2011.

    17. M.W. Perlin, "Inclusion probability is a likelihood ratio: Implications for DNA mixtures", Promega's Twenty First International Symposium on Human Identification, San Antonio, TX, 14-Oct-2010.