It’s hard to overlook Monika Henzinger's enthusiasm for her subject. The computer scientist has had a remarkable international career, including working in the private sector as director of research at Google. Back in academia, she moved from Switzerland to Vienna in 2009. Henzinger is involved in the development and analysis of algorithms, and has most recently turned her focus to the security of private data. As a successful woman in a male-dominated field, the researcher is also committed to equality and the advancement of women.