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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.

Keywords

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2018

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

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

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

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

Data-Driven News Generation for Automated Journalism

Leppänen, L., Munezero, M., Granroth-Wilding, M. & Toivonen, H., 4 Sep 2017, The 10th International Natural Language Generation conference, Proceedings of the Conference. Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 188-197 10 p.

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

Open Access

Projects 2016 2021

Prizes

Activities 2015 2018

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

AI in communications -workshop

Leo Leppänen (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG 2018)

Leo Leppänen (Attendee)
5 Nov 20188 Nov 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

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 challenges of AI journalism workshop

Leo Leppänen (Speaker)
2 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk