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Steven Lund (Fed)

Mathematical Statistician

Steven Lund was born in Minnesota.  He majored in physics and mathematics at St. Olaf College (2006) and earned a Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University (2012).  At Iowa State University, he served as a teaching assistant, research assistant and statistical consultant.  His dissertation focused on using hierarchical models to identify differential expression from microarray or RNA-seq data.  Steve also completed research assistantships in the physics departments of St. Olaf College and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, as well as the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at the Mayo Clinic.  Steve joined NIST's Statistical Engineering Division as a mathematical statistician in February, 2012. 


Professional Interests:

  • Bayesian Methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Experiment Design
  • Hierarchical Modeling
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Forensics


Other Interests:

  • Biking
  • Disc Golf
  • Minnesota Sports Teams
  • Piano


The Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University, 
Presented to the top 10% of teaching assistants at ISU
The George W. Snedecor Award, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University,
Presented to most outstanding Ph.D. candidate in Statistics


The Holly C. and E. Beth Fryer Award, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, 
Presented to top 2nd year Ph.D. student in Statistics



Inconclusive Decisions and Error Rates in Forensic Science

Henry Swofford, Steven Lund, Hariharan K. Iyer, John Butler, Johannes A. Soons, Robert M. Thompson, Vincent Desiderio, JP Jones, Robert Ramotowski
In recent years, there has been discussion and controversy relating to the treatment of inconclusive decisions in forensic feature comparison disciplines when
Created July 30, 2019, Updated December 9, 2022