Yookyung is Linguistics Lead on the Linguistics and Search Application Platform team at Yahoo! She works on natural language processing, related content recommendations, and personalization. Prior to Yahoo!, she was Principal Investigator of an NSF SBIR project on syntactic statistical machine translation at Fluential Inc., and developed numerous natural language processing technologies including named entity recognition, stemming, chunk parser for multiple languages. Yookyung holds 5 U.S. patents pending approval. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.