Diomidis D. Spinellis ( Greek: Διομήδης Δ. Σπινέλλης; February 2, 1967, Athens) is a Greek computer science academic and author of the books , Code Reading Code Quality and Beautiful Architecture (co-author).
Spinellis holds an
MEng degree in Software Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science both from Imperial College London. He lives in Athens, Greece.
He is a
Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a member of the IEEE Software editorial board, contributing the Tools of the Trade column. He is a four-time winner of the [1 ] International Obfuscated C Code Contest (1988, 1990, 1991, 1995). His Erdős number is 4.
He is also a committer in the
FreeBSD project, and author of a number of popular free or open-source systems: the UMLGraph declarative UML diagram generator, the bib2xhtml [2 ] [3 ] BibTeX to XHTML converter, the outwit [4 ] Microsoft Windows data with command line programs integration tool suite, the CScout source code analyzer and [5 ] refactoring browser, and the socketpipe fast [6 ] IPC plumbing utility.
In 2008, together with a collaborator, Spinellis claimed that "red links" (a
Wikipedia slang for wikilinks that lead to non-existing pages) is what drives Wikipedia growth. [7 ]
On the 5th of November 2009, he was appointed the General Secretary of Information Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance.
In October 2011 he resigned citing personal reasons.
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