Dafna Shahaf has so many cool research projects. In this episode we talked about a few of them - using metro maps to visualize information about events and storylines; an algorithm that judges jokes; a search engine that finds creative solutions using analogies; finding surprising facts in wikipedia. She tells us how she comes up with these ideas and how she choses which ones to focus on.
Defna's Lab: http://www.hyadatalab.com/
Metro maps of information: http://metromaps.stanford.edu/
Innovation through Analogies (with Tom Hope and Karni Gilon):
Surprising facts on wikipedia: http://www.hyadatalab.com/papers/funfacts-wsdm17.pdf
Identifying humorous cartoon captions: http://www.hyadatalab.com/papers/pHumor.pdf
Ballpark Learning: https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.00034
positions at intel: https://jobs.intel.com/ListJobs/ByKeyword/%23AA_ISR/