Diomidis D. Spinellis

Diomidis Spinellis

Diomidis D. Spinellis (Διομήδης Δ. Σπινέλλης) is a Greek computer science academic and author of the books Code Reading and Code Quality. 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 BibTeX to XHTML converter, the outwit Microsoft Windows data with command line programs integration tool suite, the CScout source code analyzer and refactoring browser, and the socketpipe fast IPC plumbing utility.

Spinellis is an Associate 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 International Obfuscated C Code Contest (1988, 1990, 1991, 1995). His Erdős number is 4. Spinellis holds an MEng degree in Software Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science both from Imperial College London (University of London, UK). He lives in Athens, Greece.

In 2008, together with a collaborator, Spinellis discovered that Red link is what drives Wikipedia growth.

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