leo_wannerLeo Wanner is ICREA Research Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. He received his Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), and his PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of the Saarland (Germany). Prior to joining ICREA and UPF, Leo held positions at the Institute for Integrated Publication and Information Systems of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany, the University of Waterloo, Canada, Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, and the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Leo’s current research interests revolve around several areas of Natural Language Processing – including multilingual text generation and summarization (both mono- and document), dependency-oriented parsing and semantic content analysis, computational lexicography and visual analytics in linguistic and content-oriented applications. Recently, Leo has been involved in a series of national and European large scale projects in the field, in six of them as Project Coordinator or as Scientific Coordinator. He published his work in over 150 papers in refereed journals and conferences. Leo is member of the editorial board of the Computational Intelligence Journal and serves regularly on Program Committees of leading conferences in Computational Linguistics (ACL, COLING, EMNLP, IJCNLP, LREC, INLG, …).

Lecture: Multilingual summarisation