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).

Early life

Spinellis holds an MEng degree in Software Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science both from Imperial College London.


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. Since 2013 he is also editor-in-chief of IEEE Software. Spinellis is a four-time winner of the International Obfuscated C Code Contest (1988, 1990, 1991, 1995).

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 November 5, 2009, he was appointed the General Secretary of Information Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance.[8] In October 2011 he resigned citing personal reasons.[9][10]


  1. ^ Tools of the Trade
  2. ^ UMLGraph Archived 2004-11-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. ^ Palaiologos, Yiannis (2015) The 13th Labour of Hercules: Inside the Greek Crisis, Portobello Books Ltd, ISBN 978-1846275869
  9. ^ athensnews.gr Archived 2011-10-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Katsomitros, Alex (March 24, 2015). "The Greek tech revolution: meet the citizens battling corruption". The Guardian. 

External links

  • Diomidis Spinellis home page
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