von Julia Kleinschmidt, TU Berlin
You founded and represent the C.A.S.E. (Center for Applied Statistics and Economics) computer museum. Could you please explain the inventory of the collection and what is special about it?
Petukhina: With this collection we can show the development of calculating machines, starting from the beginning of the 20th century. When we started collecting these computers our idea was to show how statistics and computer sciences are coming together and how this results in the development of computer power and computing machines. The implementation of some techniques and statistical methods, such as Big Data analysis, bootstrapping, deep learning or supervised machine learning would be impossible without existing computing capacities, and that is why knowledge of the computer’s history is quite important. 5 questions to Wolfgang Karl Härdle and Alla Pethukina – C.A.S.E. computer museum at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin weiterlesen