Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at the Information School, and co-director of the Metascience Research Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also an affiliated faculty member of the Data Science Institute, Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies, and Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA). Prior to this, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa and Simmons University. I study science, scholarship, and the scientific workforce using massive data to inform decision-making in science policy and to better understand the doing of science. I teach in the areas of information technology, database management, statistical data analysis, data interoperability, information visualization, and research methods. I got my Ph.D. in Information Science (minor in Statistics) from the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Bloomington.

I am looking for highly-motivated Ph.D. students to work on cutting-edge problems in the science of science, scientific workforce diversity, scholarly data mining & analytics, and science policy. Students with interests and background in NLP, statististics, sociology, and information science are welcome to apply. Please contact me by email if you are interested.

Selected Publications

Chaoqun Ni, Elise Smith, Haimiao Yuan, Vincent Larivière,& Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Journal of Informetrics
Zhiya Zuo, Kang Zhao, Chaoqun Ni
Vincent Larivière,Chaoqun Ni,Yves Gingras,Blaise Cronin & Cassidy R. Sugimoto
Cassidy R Sugimoto, Chaoqun Ni, Jevin D West, Vincent Larivière
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Cassidy R Sugimoto, Vincent Lariviére, Chaoqun Ni, Blaise Cronin
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Chaoqun Ni, Cassidy R Sugimoto, Jiepu Jiang
More publications...


4230 Helen C. White Hall (map)
600 N Park Street, Madison, WI 53706


Fall 2021
LIS 751: Database Management

LIS 707: Data Visualization and Communication for Decision Making

Spr 2022
LIS 751: Database Management

LIS464: Applied Database Design

Office hours

No regular office hours currently; Please request appointments by email.


**I recently got an NSF grant to study the mobility and retention of HBCU faculty!

**I am currently looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to work with me. Please send me an email if you are interested.**