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Keynote Speakers

Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium 2020

Wednesday, October 7

Elizabeth Gadd: Loughborough University

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gadd is the Research Policy Manager (Publications) at Loughborough University. She chairs the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Working Group and was the recipient of the 2020 INORMS Excellence in Research Management Leadership Award. She is the founding chair of the Lis-Bibliometrics Forum and The Bibliomagician blog, and also co-Champions the Association of Research Managers & Administrators (ARMA) Research Evaluation Special Interest Group.


Thursday, October 8

Cassidy Sugimoto: Indiana University Bloomington

Cassidy Sugimoto is Professor of Informatics at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. She is also currently serving a rotation with the National Science Foundation as the Program Director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program. Sugimoto's research expertise is broadly situated in the domains of science policy, scholarly communication, and scientometrics. Simply speaking, she investigates the ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, and rewarded, with a particular interest in issues of diversity and inclusion. She is interested in broad dissemination and accessibility of her own research. To this end, she has edited and authored several books, the most recent of which--Measuring Research: What everyone needs to know--is a primer for those new to scientometrics. Her publication record is extensive and varied--including publication venues such as Nature, The Lancet, PLOS ONE, Social Studies of Science, JASIST, and Scientometrics. She regularly presents across the globe and her work is regularly covered by major press outlets, such as Nature, Science, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Guardian. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been recognized in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology. She is currently serving as President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an MS in library science, and a PhD in information and library science, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Friday, October 9

Mario Biagioli: University of California, Los Angeles

Mario Biagioli is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Communication at UCLA. He was previously a Distinguished Professor in the School of Law, the STS Program, and the Department of History at UC Davis, where he was the founding director for the Center for Science and Innovation Studies. Prior to UC Davis, he was Professor of History of Science at Harvard. A recipient of a Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the NSF, the Mellon Foundation, the ACLS, and the Russian Ministry of Science and Education, Dr. Biagioli has been awarded fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford). Dr. Biagioli's scholarship is at the intersection of intellectual property and science and technology studies. His newest book is on the new forms of scientific fraud and misconduct that are spawned by the introduction of metrics of academic evaluation. Other interests include patentable subject matter, the history of the idea/expression divide, and the role of eyewitnessing in science.