Liana Ermakova has been an associate professor at the University of Western Brittany (Brest, France) since 2017. Her primary area of research is information retrieval, natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Dr Ermakova has worked on evaluation metrics, information distortion analysis, multi-document summarisation, text simplification (project SimpleText), scientometrics. She leads the project JOKER: Interculturality and Localization of Humor and Puns, which aims to build a parallel corpus of wordplay (2021–2022). She has participated in the organisation of various conferences, workshops and evaluation campaigns, including CLEF tracks, and is a member of the competition division of the French Association for Artificial Intelligence.