Tao YANG is a graduate student and student worker at University of Southern California (USC). He was employed by HSBC Software Development (Guangdong) Ltd. (HSDC) from 2005 to 2007 after his graduation from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies as an Excellent Graduate. He was Senior Software Engineer of the Banking Desktop & Domino Intranet team at HSDC in 2007. He started to pursue his Master's degree in Computer Science at USC from 2008. At the same time, he worked as System Analyst & Web Developer in the IT Team of the Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR) at USC. In May 2009, he was employed by California Heart Centers Group as Web Application Engineer Intern. His research interests include semantic information representation and distributed scalable systems.