Leo Wanner is an ICREA Research Professor at our Department. He earned his Diploma degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of The Saarland. He has held positions at the German National Centre for Computer Science, University of Waterloo, the University of Stuttgart and the UPF. 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. He has been involved in various large scale national, European, and transatlantic research projects. He has published eight books and about 150 refereed journal and conference articles.He works in the field of computational linguistics.His research foci include automatic multilingual report generation, automatic summarization of written material and information 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.