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Data Science and Predictive Analytics

Winter in Ann Arbor, Khaled al-Saa'i, 2002 ,natural ink, tempera and gouache on paper, Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

HEALTH SCIENCES 650 – School of Nursing; Medical School

Faculty Curator: Ivo Dinov (Health Behavior and Biological Sciences; Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics)

On view: Fall 2021

Students in this course will work on projects to train machine-intelligent systems to learn, model, analyze, and synthesize images and other complex data sets.

These works of art were chosen because they pose specific challenges to computer vision, information extraction, and data analytics. With an image like Khaled al-Sa’ai’s calagraphic mural, artificial intelligence might have difficulty determining which of the lines, shapes, and shades define arabic letters a human would immediately recognize. The display provides students with an opportunity for hands-on exploration of obfuscated information and contrasts the differences between human and machine visual cognition.

Works Included In This Collection

Ed Ruscha; Cirrus Editions; Brooke Alexander Gallery
lithograph on paper
Lesley Dill
unique gelatin silver print on paper
Mark Tobey
tempera on board


Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and the Oakriver Foundation.