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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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Latest activities

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

    Leo Leppänen (Reviewer)

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

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

    Leo Leppänen (Speaker)
    19 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. 1st Workshop on Automatic Text Adaption

    Leo Leppänen (Attendee)
    8 Nov 2018

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

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Latest prizes

  1. Researcher of the Year Award for junior researchers

    Leo Leppänen (Recipient), Dec 2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. 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. & Sirén-Heikel, S.

    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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