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  • PL 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5), B233

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

  • PL 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)

    00014

    Finland

  • PO Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b), Exactum, B229b

    00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

    Finland

20162021
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Leo Leppänen is a PhD student at the Discovery Reseach Group, in the Department of Computer Science. He has a MSc in Computer Science and a BA in Language Technology.

His research focus is on automated generation of natural language, especially on the generation of factual content such as news and other reports from structured data. He also continues to be -- albeit in a smaller role -- active in the fields of educational data mining, learning analytics and computer science education research.

Keywords

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

Publications 2016 2019

  • 11 Conference contribution
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Master's thesis

News Automation: The rewards, risks and realities of 'machine journalism'

Linden, T. C-G. (ed.), Tuulonen, H. E. (ed.), Bäck, A., Diakopoulos, N., Granroth-Wilding, M., Haapanen, L., Leppänen, L. J., Melin, M., Moring, T. A., Munezero, M. D., Siren-Heikel, S. J., Södergård, C. & Toivonen, H., Mar 2019, Frankfurt: World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, WAN-IFRA. 55 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access

No landslide for the human journalist: An empirical study of computer-generated election news in Finland

Melin, M., Bäck, A., Södergård, C., Munezero, M. D., Leppänen, L. J. & Toivonen, H., 1 Aug 2018, In : IEEE Access. 6, p. 43356-43367 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Towards Data-Driven Generation of Visualizations for Automatically Generated News Articles

Alhalaseh, R., Munezero, M. D., Leinonen, M., Leppänen, L. J., Avikainen, J. E. O. & Toivonen, H., Oct 2018, Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference. ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, p. 100-109 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Comparison of Time Metrics in Programming

Leinonen, J., Leppänen, L., Ihantola, P. & Hellas, A., 14 Aug 2017, ICER '17: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. New York: ACM, p. 200-208 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Computational Thinking as an Emergent Learning Trajectory of Mathematics

Niemelä, P., Partanen, T., Harsu, M., Leppänen, L. & Ihantola, P., 16 Nov 2017, Koli Calling '17: Proceedings of the 17th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research. New York: ACM, p. 70-79 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Projects 2016 2021

Prizes

Pro Gradu Award for an Exceptional Master's Thesis

Leo Leppänen (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Researcher of the Year Award for junior researchers

Leo Leppänen (Recipient), Dec 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2015 2019

  • 17 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 6 Invited talk
  • 5 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Oral presentation

The Eighth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (Event)

Leo Leppänen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Artificial Intelligence and IPR

Leo Leppänen (Invited speaker), Juha Vesala (Invited speaker)
2 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

EC-TEL 2019 (Event)

Leo Leppänen (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Workshop on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Language Generation (2IS&NLG)

Leo Leppänen (Attendee)
5 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Legal Tech Lab Conference 2018

Leo Leppänen (Attendee)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars