Diomidis Spinellis

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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[1] column. He is a four-time winner of the 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[2] declarative UML diagram generator, the bib2xhtml[3] BibTeX to XHTML converter, the outwit[4] Microsoft Windows data with command line programs integration tool suite, the CScout[5] source code analyzer and refactoring browser, and the socketpipe[6] fast 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.[citation needed] In October 2011 he resigned citing personal reasons. [8]

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  1. ^ Tools of the Trade
  2. ^ UMLGraph
  3. ^ bib2xhtml
  4. ^ outwit
  5. ^ CScout
  6. ^ socketpipe
  7. ^ Spinellis, Diomidis; Louridas, Panagiotis (August 2008). "The collaborative organization of knowledge". Communications of the ACM 51 (8): 68–73. doi:10.1145/1378704.1378720. "Most new articles are created shortly after a corresponding reference to them is entered into the system" 
  8. ^ http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/11/49230

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