Dr. Havana Rika
Fields of Research
Dr. Havana Rika
School of Information Systems

Model-based deep learning for:

  • Classic algorithms

  • Graph problems

  • Smart Junction

  • Natural language processing


Short Bio

Havana holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in computer science from Bar-Ilan University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Prof. Robert Krauthgamer. Her thesis fields deal with algorithms, combinatorics, and graph theory. Since 2012, Havana has taught nearly every course in computer science degree on over ten different universities and colleges in Israel. Currently, she is a lecturer and a researcher at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, while her research focuses on the link between deep learning and classic algorithmics.

Selected Publications

  • H. Rika, I. Aviv, R. Weisfeld. (2022) Unleashing the Potentials of Quantum Probability Theory for Customer Experience Analytics. Big Data and Cognitive Computing Journal (BDCC), Vol. 6, Issue 4.

  • O. Barzilai, H. Rika, N. Voloch, M. Hajaj, O. Lavi Steiner, N. Ahituv. (2022) Using Machine Learning Techniques to Incorporate Social Priorities in Traffic Monitoring in a Junction with a Fast Lane. Transport and Telecommunication Journal, Vol. 24, Issue 1.

  • L. Gottlieb, R. Krauthgamer, H. Rika. (2020) Faster Algorithms for Orienteering and k-TSP. Journal of Theoretical Computer Science (TCS), 914, 73-83.

  • R. Krauthgamer, H. Rika. (2020). Refined Vertex Sparsifiers of Planar Graphs. SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA), 34(1): 101--129.

  • R. Krauthgamer, J. R. Lee, H. Rika. (2019). Flow-Cut Gaps and Face Covers in Planar Graphs. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 525--534.

  • R. Krauthgamer, I. Rika. (2013). Mimicking Networks and Succinct Representations of Terminal Cuts. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA), 1789--1799.

  • J. Tsai, N. Fridman, E. Bowring, M. Brown, S. Epstein, G. Kaminka, S. Marsella, A. Ogden, I. Rika, A. Sheel, M. Taylor, X. Wang, A. Zilka, M. Tambe. (2011). ESCAPES: Evacuation Simulation with Children, Authorities, Parents, Emotions, and Social Comparison. In International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Vol. 1-3: 457--464.