Assistant Professor

Program Director

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
School of Informatics and Computing




Murillo, A.P., Curty, R.G., Wei, J., & He, D. (October 2019). The Convergence of Computational and Social Perspectives for Unveiling Meaningful and Valuable Data. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia.

Murillo, A.P. (2019). Data Matters: How earth and environmental scientists determine data relevance and reusability. Collection and Curation.


Yoon, A., Murillo, A.P., McNally, P. (2019, accepted) Digital Preservation in LIS Education: A Content Analysis of Course Syllabi. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS).


Palmer, C., Weber, N., Greenberg, J., Lin X., Oh, S., Howison, J., Murillo, A.P (October 2018). Confronting the expanse of data education: From local open data to global cyberinfrastructure. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.

Murillo, A.P., Yoon, A., Copeland, A., Wood, Z. (September 2018). Preservation of a Collaborative Community-Based Virtual Reality Collection. iPRES 2018 Proceedings. Boston, MA.

Murillo, A.P. & Yoon, A. (August 2018). The Complexity of Preserving Virtual Reality Environments. Community Standard for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DS). Ann Arbor, MI.

Young, A. & Murillo, A.P. (August 2018).

Investigating Indigenous Peoples' Participation and Inclusion in Climate Action: An Examination of Tweets from the UN Climate Forum. Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference

(4S). Sydney, Australia.


Murillo, A.P., and Jones, K. M. L., (2018). The Development of an Undergraduate Data Studies Curriculum: New Partnerships, New Opportunities. In: Chowdhury G., McLeod J., Gillet V., Willett P. (eds) Transforming Digital Worlds. iConference 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10766.

Springer, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_32


Murillo, A.P., Spotts, L., Copeland, A., Yoon, A., & Wood, Z. (2018). Complexities of Digital Preservation in a Virtual Reality Environment, the Case of Virtual Bethel. International Journal of Digital Curation,

13(1). DOI:


Yoon, A., Jeng, W., Curty, R., and Murillo, A.P. (2017). In between data sharing and reuse: Shareability, availability, and reusability in diverse context. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, 54(1), 606-609. DOI:10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401085


Murillo, A. P. (2016). Data sharing and data reuse: An investigation of descriptive information facilitators and inhibitors (Order No. 10245454). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1858569012).


Murillo, A.P. (2016). How do scientists determine data reusability? A quasi-experiment think-aloud study. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, 53(1), 1-6. DOI:10.1002/pra2.2016.14505301110


Murillo, A.P. (2014). An investigation of selected cyberinfrastructure and interoperability elements: Data sharing and reuse in the sciences. Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee Digital Libraries. 10(1), 1-7.


Costello, K. L., & Murillo, A.P. (2014). “I want your kidney!” Information seeking, sharing, and disclosure when soliciting a kidney donor online. Patient Education and Counseling. 94(3), 423-426. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2013.11.009


Greenberg, J., Murillo, A.P., Ogletree, A., Boyles, R., Martin, N., & Romeo, C. (2014). Metadata Capital: Automating metadata workflows in the NIEHS Viral Vector Core Laboratory. In: Closs S., Studer R., Garoufallou E., Sicilia MA. (eds) Metadata and Semantics Research. MTSR 2014. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 478. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13674-5_1


Murillo, A.P. (2014). Examining data sharing and data reuse in the DataONE environment. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, 51(1). DOI:10.1002/meet.2014.14505101155


Greenberg, J., Ogletree, A., Murillo, A.P., Caruso, T., & Huang, H. (2014). Metadata Capital: Simulating the predictive value of Self-Generated Health Information (SGHI). Proceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2014, 31-36. DOI:10.1109/BigData.2014.7004209


Murillo, A.P. (2014). Data at risk initiative: Examining and facilitating the scientific process in relation to endangered data. Data Science Journal, 12, 207-219. DOI:10.2481/dsj.12-048


Greenberg, J., Murillo, A.P., Kunze, J. A. Callahan, S., Guralnick, R., Janee, G., Nassar, N., Patton, C., & Ram, K. (2013). Metadictionary: Advocating for a community-driven metadata vocabulary application. Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications. Lisbon, Portugal.


Earls, A. C., Clary, E., Greenberg, J., Kirschenfeld, A., Murillo, A.P., Robertsons, W. D., Swauger, S., & Anderson, W. L. (2013). The Data-at-Risk Initiative: A metadata scheme for documenting data rescue activities. iPRES. Lisbon, Portugal.


Murillo, A.P. (2013). Infrastructure, data sharing, and data reuse in the sciences: The case of DataONE. National Consortium for Data Science Data Innovation Showcase. Chapel Hill, NC. (Best Poster Award)


Poole, A. H., Lee, C. A., Barnes, H. L., & Murillo, A.P. (2013). Digital Curation Preparation: A story of contributors to International Professional, Educational, and Research Venus. UNC SILS Technical Report 2013-01.


Murillo, A.P. (August 2013). Data sharing and reuse in the sciences: An investigation of selected cyberinfrastructure and interoperability elements. DataONE All Hands Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. (poster)


Murillo, A.P. & Ramdeen, S. (June 2013). Understanding user motivations regarding earth science data reuse: Accessing opinions on skills, access, and trust. Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI). Austin, TX.  (Best Poster Award)


Greenberg, J., Murillo, A.P., & Kunze, J. A. (2012). Ontological Empowerment: Sustainability via Ownership. Advances in Classification Research Online, 23, 47–48. DOI:10.7152/acro.v23i1.14258


Murillo, A.P., Thompson, C. A., Carver, N., Robertson, D. W., Greenberg, J., & Anderson, W. L. (2012). The Data-At-Risk Initiative: Analyzing the current state of endangered scientific data. Proceedings of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, 49(1). DOI: 10.1002/meet.14504901346


Murillo, A.P., Carver, N., Greenberg, J., Robertson, D. W., Thompson, C. A., & Anderson, W. L. (October 2012). Data-At-Risk Initiative: Scientists' perceptions of endangered data and data reuse. Presented at CODATA 23 (Committee on Data for Science and Technology). Taipei, Taiwan.


Carver, N., Murillo, A.P., Thompson, C., Anderson, W. L., Greenberg, J., & Robertson, D. W. (August 2012). Data at Risk Initiative: A study of endangered scientific data. International Council on Archives Congress. Brisbane, Australia.


Sheble, L., Murillo, A.P., & Ramdeen, S. (August 2012). Public repertoires and private sets: Documents of interdisciplinary researchers collaborating together and alone. DOCAM. London, Ontario.


Murillo, A.P. (May 2012). DataONE: Components of a successful metadata registry framework. LOV Symposium: Linking and Opening Vocabularies. Universidad Carlos III De Madrid. Madrid, Spain.


Thompson, C. A., Robertson, W. D., Carver, N., Murillo, A.P., Greenberg, J., & Anderson, W. (July 2012). Scientific Data At Risk: Understanding the predicament and the role of special librarians. Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.


Poole, A. H., Lee, C. A., & Murillo, A.P. (2012). AERI 2012 Digital Curation Pre-Conference. D-Lib Magazine, 18, 9/10. DOI:10.1045/september2012-poole


Poole, A. H., Lee, C. A., & Murillo, A.P. (2012). CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections. D-Lib Magazine, 18, 11/12. DOIi:10.1045/november2012-poole

Murillo, A.P. & Ramdeen, S. (December 2012). Assessing skills, access, and trust of data re-use within the ESIP community. ESIP Winter Meeting. Washington, DC. (poster)


Murillo, A.P., Greenberg, J., Kunze, J., & Boone, J. (August 2012). Components of successful metadata registry frameworks. DataONE All Hands Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. (poster)


Murillo, A.P. (July 2012). Data sharing in the scientific community: A preliminary analysis. Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI). Los Angeles, CA. (poster)


Yoon, A. & Murillo, A.P. (June 2011) Scholarly Use and Non-Use of Social Media in the Natural Sciences. Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI). Boston, MA. (poster)

Murillo, A.P., Barnes, H., Poole, A. & Uckun, T., (December 2011). Digital curation certificate programs in the United States. 7th Annual International Digital Curation Conference. Bristol. UK.


Ludvigson, G. A., Gonzalez, L. A., Metzger, R. A., Witzke, B. J., Brenner, R. L., Murillo, A.P., & White, T. S. (1998). Meteoric sphaerosiderite lines and their use for paleohydrology and paleoclimatology. Geology, 26, 1039-1042. DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1998)026<1039:MSLATU>2.3.CO;2



I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I am also the Program Director of the Applied Data and Information Science Program and a member of the IUPUI Data Lab.

I completed my doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a research focus in scientific data management, sharing, and reuse, in the context of newly developed cyberinfrastructures. I have worked in several environments including industry, government agencies, and academia. Most recently I worked at Novozymes, a biotechnology company as a Research and Development Information Scientist from 2014 to 2017.​


During my doctoral program, I was a DigCCurr II Fellow and Project Manager and a Research Associate for the Metadata Research Center. My MLIS is from the University of Iowa – School of Library and Information Science. During my master’s program, I was a Digital Libraries Research Fellow.


My bachelor’s degrees are in Geosciences, English, and Spanish. During my English and Spanish degree. During my Geoscience degree my research was focused in geochemistry and paleoclimatology.

My research interests include: 

  • Scientific data

  • Data cyberinfrastructures

  • Data-related and STEM education

  • Data science



Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Record
Spring Semester 2018

This class introduces digital literacies, focusing on data and information literacy in the media, civic engagement, business, informatics, and data science. Students explore the production of data; their roles as data creators and consumers; and the effects of data practices on society. Students apply their acquired skills in real-world situations.


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Record
Fall Semester 2017

Database Design is concerned with a comprehensive view of the processes involved in developing formal access to information from a user-centered point of view. The course introduces the technical skills, theoretical concepts, and critical data issues on database design, management, and related socio-technical and ethical concerns. As an introduction to the area, the course covers basic database models and reviews different systems, which will support work in various information roles. (Master's level course)


University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Adjunct Professor/Instructor of Record
Summer Semester 2017

Information access, retrieval, and use. Information seeking, user interfaces, information services and tools. Database structure, search engines, query logic, and evaluation of retrieval system performance. (Master's level course)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summer Semester 2014

Explores the vital role of metadata for data science initiatives, big data, and data analytics.  The course will cover historical, theoretical and practical issues specific to metadata and data science. Among selected topics covered are metadata models and standards, ontologies, metadata for the Semantic Web/linked data, automatic metadata generation, search, metadata quality, interoperability, and the evaluation of metadata. The course will introduce selected enabling technologies used to create machine understandable metadata. (Undergraduate or Master's level course)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Fellow/Instructor of Record
Fall Semester 2013-Spring Semester 2014

Introduce key areas and concepts in information science, to include task modeling, information seeking behavior, search behavior, human-computer interactions, usability, user interfaces, social media and social media analysis. (Undergraduate level course)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Practicum
Spring Semester 2013

Developed Course Design: Introduction to foundational core concepts and core techniques in information organization, information retrieval, and data mining. (Undergraduate level course)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Practicum
Fall 2012 & Fall 2011

Focuses on best practices for the creation, provision, and long-term preservation of digital entities. Topics include digitization technologies; standards and quality control: digital asset management; grant writing; and metadata. (Master's level course)


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Spring 2012

Prepares students to be conversant with information technologies that underlie digital collections in order to evaluate the work of developers, delegate tasks, write requests for proposals, and establish policies and procedures. Teaches students how to think about information technology systems and recognize and manage interdependencies between parts of the systems. (Master's level course)



Assistant Professor


Visiting Assistant Professor


Research and Development Information Scientist




  • IUPUI Digital Faculty Fellow, 2018

  • Computing Research Association Women Graduate Cohort, 2016

  • iConference Doctoral Colloquium Attendee and Scholarship Recipient, 2015

  • Archival Education and Research Institute Attendee and Scholarship Recipient, 2011-2015

  • Best Poster National Consortium for Data Science, Data Innovation Showcase, 2014

  • Best Poster Archival Education and Research Institute, 2013

  • Earth Science Information Partners – Funding Friday Grant Award, 2012

  • Beta Phi Mu, Beta Beta Theta Chapter, 2010

  • University of Iowa Graduate Diversity Scholar, 2009 – 2010

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholar, 2009, 2010

  • ALA – Spectrum Scholar, 2008 – 2009

  • Francisca and Steve Schneider Scholarship, 2008 – 2009

  • LIS Access Midwest Program LAMP Fellow, 2007 – 2008

  • Deans List, 2005 – 2007

  • Latinos Unidos Scholarship, 2007 – 2008

  • Ralph and Maxine Hibbs Scholarship, 2007 – 2008

  • Guided Independent Study Scholarship, 2003 – 2004, 2006 – 2007

  • Iowa Minority Academic Grant/Scholarship, 2005 – 2008, 1993 – 1998

  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Fellow, 1996 – 1998



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