Kirusa Interns Win First Prize in the NJTC Summer Research Program

New Providence, NJ, Tuesday, 18th August, 2015: Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, announced that two of its interns have tied for first place in the NJTC Summer Research Program. The program was initiated this year to support R&D activities by New Jersey companies that offer internships to students.

Students working or interning across the state were selected by the NJ Tech Council to share their projects with the council. The program featured submissions by university students and graduate researchers on the work that they have done during the summer in the fields of Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, Information Technology, and Life Sciences.

After hearing the presentations, the audience chose the two winners via a secret ballot. Both the winning students, Rohan Alur, from the University of Pennsylvania, and Pulkita Dua, from Carnegie Mellon University, were interns from Kirusa.

Kirusa’s internship program lets students get hands-on experience doing R&D on mobile apps and social media systems, and, thereby, allows them to experience real-life work in a guided, fun, and educational setting.

Kirusa is a long-time member and supporter of NJTC.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO of Kirusa said, “Kirusa has been conducting summer internship programs for high school and university students for many years. We provide an inspired environment for interns to do phenomenal work. The awards from NJTC further validate the opportunities available at Kirusa to students who are passionate about creating unique products.”

Ecstatic on the success of the program, James C. Barrood, President of NJTC stated, “The Summer Intern and Research showcase series was a weeklong event of presentations from students and interns at universities and companies throughout the New Jersey region. Over 40 submissions were received, and 33 were selected as finalists to present to tech leaders, executives, and university professors. Members of the audience were asked to vote for best presentation.”

He further added, “We are excited to announce the tie-winning presentations from two interns, both at Kirusa, a mobile technology firm based in New Providence, NJ. We congratulate Rohan Alur and Pulkita Dua on their excellent presentations as well as their hard work at Kirusa this summer.”

About NJTC

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy, and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC’s member companies work together to support their enterprises while advancing New Jersey’s status as a leading technology center in the United States.

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About Kirusa

Kirusa is the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to “Have a Voice!” and share their stories with their family and friends across the globe. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, InstaVoice Celeb™ and InstaVoice Sports™ apps, which are offered in partnership with more than thirty-five mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and Middle East, as well as via the app stores, and are used monthly by over 80 million mobile users in four continents. Kirusa’s solutions are built on its patented technology, and it's highly reliable and scalable multimodal and cloud platforms, which process over one billion events a month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum. Informa selected InstaVoice as a finalist for the Best App in Africa. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademarks of Kirusa, Inc.

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