Raluca Ada Popa is considered now one of the most successful women in the world. Her software programme called CryptDB, which was created in order to protect confidential data against hackers has been used by famous companies such as Google and Lincol Labs.
The programme is so efficient that companies have been fighting over the right to use it. Nobody until now has been able to crack any of her software systems, including CryptDB and Mylar, a software used by Newton Wellesley in Boston.
Popa developed the software while studying for her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).