Tao Yang will be operating as Ask's new Vice-president and chief Scientist. Yang is said to be an associate at Ask for past several years. He would be responsible for constructing "system infrastructure" and "classification technologies". A proper system infrastructure and classified technology helps the users to recieve most relevent search experience available.
Yang is also the co-inventor of the ExpertRank search algorithm who has led the search technology research and development since 2000. Building support infrastructure while developing the search algorithms are the core responsibilities enacted by him. He is also indulged directly in ranking search architechtures and algorithms that manages innumerable number of pages, to giant scale systems which can handle several documents according to their performance and freshness. Quite a painstaking job!
Ask.com is one of the leading search engine online which has some of the world-class search technology as well as search tools, so that the users get search results in a faster way. By appointing Yang as the senior most authority has raised the expectations tremendously. As for Ask.com, no predictions can be made on their decision, let time be the true speaker.