Mark Werness
B.A., Carleton College
Mail Number OSS 402
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Professional Interests
My current academic interests are applied statistics, computer applications in experimental science, and STEM teacher preparation. In addition, I was the first Program Director for the new Statistics major at UST, fall 2009 to summer 2011.
Spring 2018 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

CISC 440  01  Artfcl Intelligence & Robotics  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:22275 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness (Formerly QMCS 380) Theory and implementation techniques using computers to solve problems, play games, prove theorems, recognize patterns, create artwork and musical scores, translate languages, read handwriting, speak and perform mechanical assembly. Emphasis placed on implementation of these techniques in robots. Prerequisites: CISC 230 and STAT 220 (IDTH 220) Schedule Details


STAT 220  04  Statistics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:20706 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chisquare, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201 Schedule Details


STAT 220  05  Statistics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:20707 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chisquare, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201 Schedule Details


STAT 460  01  Statistical Research/Practicum  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:22899 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness Students will work individually with the instructor to identify a statistical research topic of current interest or to identify a real practical problem, for which statistics can be used to produce a feasible solution. State and local governments, companies, businesses, TV channels, or even faculty doing research should be the natural source of real practical problems to be solved. For either the research or the practical problem, the final outcome should be a report with publication potential. Schedule Details

Summer 2018 Courses
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Fall 2018 Courses
Course  Section  Title  

STAT 220  01  Statistics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:40825 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chisquare, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201 Schedule Details


STAT 220  02  Statistics I  
Description of course Genetics B/ Lab: 
Course Registration Number:41939 (View in ClassFinder) Credit Hours:4 Credit Hours Instructor:Mark E. Werness Formerly IDTH 220 or QMCS 220 Introductory applied statistics. Work environment; population, sampling frame, random sample, type of variables and studies. Descriptive statistics: collecting, displaying, summarizing, and interpreting data to extract information. Probability; relative frequency definition of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distribution and probability density, binomial, normal, standard normal, t, chisquare, and F distributions. Inferential statistics; sampling distribution of the sample mean and sample proportion, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for one and two means and one and two proportions. Basic applications: tests of independence, analysis of variance and linear regression. A statistical package must be used as tool. This course fulfills the third course in natural Science and Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Math placement at level of MATH 111 or above; or MATH 100, 101, 105, 108, 109, 111 or 113 NOTE: Students who receive credit for STAT 220 may not receive credit for IDTH 201 Schedule Details
