Diomidis D. Spinellis
(Διομήδης Δ. Σπινέλλης)
is a Greek computer science
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
the bib2xhtml BibTeX
the outwit Microsoft Windows
with command line
programs integration tool suite,
source code analyzer and
and the socketpipe
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.