sugimoto-cassidy-2014-03About Professor Sugimoto

Associate Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
(812) 856-2323
Informatics East 263

Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 60 journal articles on this topic. Her work has been presented at numerous conferences and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other agencies. 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 (2009). Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • Ph.D. in Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, 2010)
  • M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.Mus. in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Areas

Scholarly communication; scientometrics; science policy; public understanding of science; science communication; social media

Courses Taught

  • I453: Information Ethics, Fall 2015
  • I202: Introduction to Social Informatics, Fall 2015
What was one of the most engaging conferences you attended?

OECD Blue Skies Forum

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What are some of your personal interests or activities that may or may not overlap with research?

Board games!