Diomidis Spinellis is a four-time winner of the International Obfuscated C Code Contest. He has been developing the concepts presented in his books since 1985, while also writing groundbreaking software applications and working on multimillion line code bases. Spinellis holds an M.Eng. degree in software engineering and a Ph.D. in computer science from Imperial College London. Currently he is an associate professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business.