Computer Sciences Student Spotlight

Spring 2023 Capstone Project: Youdle

Youdle As their undergraduate capstone project in Spring 2023, students Blan Cancino, Thomas Cazort, Jason Dotson, and Brandon Hobson worked on improving businesses' capability to use Memphis company Youdle's platform.

Youdle allows users to search stores near them for in-stock products.  Starting in Memphis, the company has expanded its user base to other U.S. cities including Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Little Rock, and New York.

Pictured here with Youdle CEO and co-founder Kontji Anthony (left), the student team implemented the back end of an add-on for Shopify businesses to instantly add their store inventory to youdleit.com.  The feature is currently undergoing testing and is planned to be launched by the end of this year.

Anthony praised the team for an "amazing experience with the University of Memphis capstone program" and hired one of them (Thomas Cazort - back center in photo) as a back-end developer to continue working with Youdle after the end of the semester.

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Bidhya Shrestha, a PhD student in Department of Computer Science recently received a Student Travel Grant for ACM SiGCOMM 2023 from Sept 10 to Sept 14. She presented ongoing research in the N2Women workshop. She also received a grant to participate and present ongoing work in CRA Women Grad Cohort Workshop (along with two other UofM students).

She was selected by the Computing Research Association (CRA) to participate in 2023 CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women. The link of the program is https://web.cvent.com/event/9bcae8aa-6d9e-4942-acc8-a36e48734459/summary . She is pictured in the photo at the top of the page presenting her presentation.

  1. Bidhya was awarded with Student Travel Grant at ACM SIGCOMM. The link of the conference is : https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2023/. Her work was selected for the poster presentation in the workshop. The link of the schedule of lightning talk of presentation with my name is : https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2023/workshop-n2women.html
Prof. Lan Wang was her mentor.

- Two grad students won the inaugural Technology against Tornado Student Competition and Expo held at UT Martin in April 2023: https://www.memphis.edu/cs/news_and_events/news/2023_tat_utm.php

- Md. Azim Ullah completed his PhD in Spring 2023 and joined Amazon as an Applied Scientist.

- Sayma Akther completed her PhD in Summer 2023 and joined San Jose State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

The department had several students complete internships with Autozone, FedEx, St. Jude, UMRF, and various other companies/organizations: https://www.memphis.edu/cs/career_opportunities/past_interns.php