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Statistics Task Group

The FSSB’s Statistics Task Group is primarily comprised of at least one member from each OSAC subcommittee to provide a statistician’s perspective for the subcommittee. Task group members are selected based on their experience applying statistics in the physical sciences or other types of experimental science. In most cases, if not all, the person’s primary professional role is as a statistical expert in an academic, government, or industrial setting. The group is available for consulting with the FSSB and all OSAC committees on statistics related issues. Task group members work together to gather and submit their comments on standards, technical publications, definitions, and other OSAC and FSSB documents, with an emphasis on their statistical issues related to forensic science results.


Danica Ommen, Task Group Chair, Iowa State University (member of OSAC's Ignitable Liquids, Explosives, & Gunshot Residue Subcommittee)

Vacant, Task Group Vice Chair

Stephanie Reinders, Task Group Executive Secretary, Iowa State University, (member of OSAC's Forensic Document Examination Subcommittee)


Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University (member of OSAC's Footwear & Tire Subcommittee)

Mary Gregg, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) (member of OSAC's Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction Subcommittee)

Will Guthrie, National Institute of Standards and Technology (FSSB liaison to the Statistics Task Group)

Gregory Haber, National Institute of Standards and Technology (member of OSAC's Forensic Toxicology Subcommittee)

David Kaye, Penn State University (member of OSAC's FSSB)

Kori Khan, Iowa State University (member of OSAC's Forensic Nursing Subcommittee)

Statistics Affiliate List

Mark Lancaster, Northern Kentucky University (member of OSAC's Forensic Odontology Subcommittee and OSAC's Facial Identification Subcommittee)

Amanda Luby, Swarthmore College (member of OSAC's Friction Ridge Subcommittee)

James Lyle, National Institute of Standards and Technology (affiliate member of OSAC's Digital Evidence Subcommittee)

Abhyuday Mandal, University of Georgia (member of OSAC's VITAL Subcommittee)

Max Morris, Iowa State University (member of OSAC's Firearms & Toolmarks Subcommittee)

Jack Prothero, National Institute of Standards and Technology ( member of OSAC's Seized Drugs Subcommittee and Speaker Recognition Subcommittee )

Christopher Saunders, Task Group Vice Chair, South Dakota State University (member of OSAC's Wildlife Forensic Biology Subcommittee)

Michael Smith, Federal Bureau of Investigation (member of OSAC's Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Haonan Wang, Colorado State University (member of OSAC's Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee)

Created May 15, 2020, Updated May 31, 2024