Leo Wanner earned his Diploma degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe and his PhD in Linguistics from the University of The Saarland. Prior to joining ICREA, he held positions at the German National Centre for Computer Science, University of Waterloo, the University of Stuttgart and the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. As visiting researcher, he was also affiliated with U of Montreal, U of Sydney, U of Southern California's Institute for Information Sciences, U Paris 7, and the Columbia University, New York. Throughout his career, Dr Wanner has been involved in various large scale national, European, and transatlantic research projects. He has published eight books and about 170 refereed journal and conference articles and serves as regular reviewer for a number of high profile conferences and journals.
Leo Wanner is working in the field of computational linguistics, teaching the computer how to supply people with information that might be useful to them in their language and how to serve as interpreter between people who do not speak a common language. Leo's research foci include automatic multilingual report generation, automatic summarization of written material, data-driven parsing, and concept extraction. He is furthermore interested in lexicology and lexicography, and there, in particular, in the recognition, representation and use of lexical idiosyncrasies by both native speakers and learners of a language.