Cassidy Sugimoto

Cassidy Sugimoto

Associate Professor, School of Informatics and Computing


  • Ph.D., Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • M.S., Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • B.Mus., Music Performance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

Research interests

Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics. She examines the ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, and rewarded. She has co-edited four volumes and has published 70 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). She is currently President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. 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.


  • Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program Fellow (2014-2015)
  • Indiana University Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award (April 2014)
  • ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Award (January 2011)
  • James M. Cretsos Leadership Award, ASIS&T (November 2009)
  • ALISE 2009 Best Paper Award (June 2009)
  • SLIS Outstanding Service to School Award (May 2007)
  • Senator of the Year, Graduate and Professional Student Federation (March 2006)
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Concerto Competition Winner (November 2002)
  • Beta Phi Mu (inducted May 2011)
  • Order of the Grail-Valkyries (inducted April 2007)
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda (inducted April 2006)
  • Frank Porter Graham Honor Society (inducted March 2006)
  • Kalp Fellowship (August 2009-April 2010)
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School Doctoral Merit Assistantship (August 2007-April 2008)
  • SLIS Carnegie Grant (December 2007)
  • Graduate School Transportation Grant (November 2007)
  • Music Library Association, Kevin Freeman Travel Grant (October 2005)
  • Southeast Chapter of the Music Library Association, Travel Grant (October 2005)