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  • PL 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5), B233

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    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.

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

Publications 2016 2020

  • 14 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Master's thesis

Personal Research Assistant for Online Exploration of Historical News

Pivovarova, L., Jean-Caurant, A., Avikainen, J., Alnajjar, K., Granroth-Wilding, M., Leppänen, L., Zosa, E. & Toivonen, H., 2020, 42nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2020. Springer , (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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

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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 report

Open Access
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No Time Like the Present: Methods for Generating Colourful and Factual Multilingual News Headlines

Alnajjar, K., Leppänen, L. & Toivonen, H., Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity. Grace, K., Cook, M., Ventura, D. & Maher, M. L. (eds.). Association for Computational Creativity, p. 258-265 8 p.

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

Open Access
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Towards AI-Driven Society: A Legal Perspective

Mäihäniemi, B., Hirvonen, H. P. M., Pöysti, T. H., Schafer, B., Reiling, D., Leppänen, L., Nayak, A. & Lassila, L. T., 1 Oct 2019, How Will AI Shape the Future of Law?. Koulu, R. & Kontiainen, L. (eds.). Helsinki: University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab Publications, p. 195-224 30 p. 2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Open Access

Unboxing news automation: Exploring imagined affordances of automation in news journalism

Sirén-Heikel, S., Leppänen, L., Lindén, C-G. & Bäck, A., 26 Jun 2019, In : Nordic journal of media studies. 1, 1, p. 47-66 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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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

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2018

Leo Leppänen (Attendee)
7 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

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

YLE Seminar on Artificial Intelligence, New Environments for Content, and Copyright

Leo Leppänen (Speaker)
19 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk