Cassidy R. Sugimoto

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Associate Professor


Indiana University Bloomington



Graduation year:

"From my first day in the master’s program to wheeling around a double stroller at graduation, I always felt personally and professionally supported."

Cassidy R. Sugimoto (PhD '10) is an associate professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University Bloomington.

She conducts research within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, and consumed. She has published nearly 70 journal articles on this topic and has presented at numerous conferences. She has edited and co-edited with Blaise Cronin monographs on novel metrics in scholarly communication (Beyond Bibliometrics, MIT Press), critical informetrics (Scholarly Metrics Under the Microscope, Information Today), and theories of informetrics and scholarly communication (de Gruyter Mouton). Her most recent edited work (Big Data is Not a Monolith, MIT Press) with Hamid Ekbia and Michael Mattioli) examines big data in various contexts.

Her work has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other organizations. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been rewarded in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) (2009). She was President of the Faculty at Indiana University Bloomington (2015-16) and is currently serving as President of the International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics.

“I am deeply indebted to the incredible professors of SILS who so generously (and seemingly effortlessly) devote countless hours to their students," Sugimoto said. "The halls of SILS were filled with open doors and I am grateful to the many faculty members with whom I forged personal and professional relationships, but particularly those members of my doctoral committee (Marchionini, Kelly, Wildemuth and Solomon) whose endless supply of support and guidance were critical in my development and trajectory. The faculty members of SILS created an environment not only concerned with producing and graduating productive scholars, but also with nurturing and supporting each individual person. From my first day in the master’s program to wheeling around a double stroller at graduation, I always felt personally and professionally supported. I aspire to create the same environment for the students I mentor."