Leo Leppänen


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.

Latest publications

  1. 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

  2. Accepted/In press

    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., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Mindtrek Conference. ACM, Association for Computing Machinery

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

  3. 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

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Latest activities

  1. Legal Tech Lab Conference 2018

    Leppänen, L. (Attendee)
    8 Jun 2018

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

  2. Legal Tech Lab: Towards an AI-Driven Society: A Legal Perspective

    Leppänen, L. (Speaker)
    7 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Legal challenges of AI journalism workshop

    Leppänen, L. (Speaker)
    2 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Pro Gradu Award for an Exceptional Master's Thesis

    Leo Leppänen (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. IA: Immersive Automation: automated storytelling, audience engagement and user experience in a news ecosystem

    Linden, C., Moring, T., Backholm, K., Hujanen, J., Toivonen, H., Granroth-Wilding, M., Leppänen, L., Munezero, M. & Haapanen, L.

    Viestintäalan tutkimussäätiö, Sanoma Media Finland Oy, Alma Media Oyj, Conmio Oy, Tekes, Svenska kulturfonden, KSF Media Ab, Keski Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj


    Project: Research project

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