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Diomidis Spinellis is a professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests focus on software engineering, computer security and programming languages.

In the framework of his research activity, he designs and implements open source software since 1988. Tools and libraries implemented by him, are part of the operating systems of Apple Mac OS X and BSD Unix. His scientific work includes the award winning and widely translated books «Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective» and «Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective» but also over 200 scientific papers, with the most recent one entitled "A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution", excelling in the MSR conference in 2015.

He holds the title of the distinguished member of the ACM and IEEE organizations while in 2012 he was elected member of the Management Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He is chairman of the editorial board of the IEEE Software journal for the period 2015-2016.

International awards for the professor of AUEB, Diomidis Spinellis


The award winning paper of Dr. Diomidis Spinellis, professor of the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, entitled "A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution" refers to the development of an open data repository containing the progress of the widely known Unix operating system.

The evolution of the Unix operating system is made available as a version-control repository, covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system. The repository contains 659 thousand commits and 2306 merges from 850 individual contributors.

The awarded work was produced by synthesizing 24 snapshots of systems developed at Bell Labs of Berkeley University, by the 386BSD team as well as the modern repository of the open source FreeBSD system. The repository can be used for empirical research in software engineering, information systems, and software archaeology.

The text, software and data of this specific work is openly available through the webpage research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund– ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning” of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research Financed Project: Thales — Athens University of Economics and Business — Software Research Platform on Software Quality and Engineering.


- "Best Data Showcase Award" for the paper "A repository with 44 years of Unix evolution" at the conference "MSR '15: Proceedings of the 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories".

- Chairman of the editorial board of the journal IEEE Software for the period 2015-2016.

- “Certification of Appreciation” by IEEE Computer Society entitled “In recognition of his contributions on behalf of the Computer Society's Transformation Initiative as Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Education and Training”, 2014.

- «Golden Core» Award by IEEE Computer Society, 2013.

- «Highly Commended Paper» award at «Awards for Excellence 2012» of Emerald Literati Network of the project: Dimitris Mitropoulos, Vassilios Karakoidas, Panagiotis Louridas and Diomidis Spinellis. Countering code injection attacks: a unified approach. {\em Information Management and Computer Security}, 19(3):177--194, 2011.


Diomidis D. Spinellis, Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Director of the Information Systems Technology Laboratory (ISTLab) and the lab's Software Engineering and Security (SENSE) group.