Jan W. Buzydlowski


Assistant Professor

PhD, Information Science & Technology, Drexel University

MS, Statistics, Temple University

MA, Computer Science, Arcadia University

BA, Mathematics, Holy Family University

Courses Taught

Web Design

Systems Analysis & Design

Structured Programming

Survey of Programming Languages

Senior Seminar

Information Systems Management

Data Storage & Analysis

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

As the Chinese proverb says, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Learning how to learn is the most important thing you can learn from college and is the basis of my teaching philosophy.


Buzydlowski, Jan, Lin, Xia, Cassel, Lillian, An Analysis of an Experimental Interface for a Classification Term Suggestion System, Proceedings of American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013.

Lin, Xia, Zhang, Mi, Zhao, Haozhen, Buzydlowski, Jan, Visual Explorative Interfaces for the ACM Digital Library, Proceedings of The IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013), Pages: 389-391.

Lin, Xia, Zhang, Mi, Zhao, Haozhen, Buzydlowski, Jan, Multiple Views of the ACM Classification System, Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Pages 397-398, June 2012

Lillian N. Cassel, Siva Kumar Inguva, Jan Buzydlowski, An Ontology of All of Computing: An Update on Challenges and Approaches, Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, 14th International Conference, AIMSA 2010, Varna, Bulgaria, September 8-10. 2010. Proceedings 2010, Pages 283-284.

Buzydlowski, J. Six Degrees of Scholarship, Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 45, Issue 1, 2008, Pages: 1-4

Buzydlowski, Jan, Exploring Co-citation Chains, Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 43, Issue 1, 2006, Pages: 1-8

White, Howard D, Xia Lin, Jan W. Buzydlowski, Chaomei Chen. User-Controlled Mapping of Significant Literatures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101 (suppl. 1), April 6, 2004. 5297-5302.

Howard White, Xia Lin, and Jan Buzydlowski, An Association Information Visualizer, InfoVis 2004, The Proceedings of the Tenth Annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization.

Buzydlowski, J., White, H.D., Lin, X., Term Co-occurrence Analysis as an Interface for Digital Libraries, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2539, pp. 133 – 144, 2002.

Lin, X., White, H.D., Buzydlowski, J., Real-time Author Co-citation Mapping for On-line Searching, Information Processing & Management, 5: 689-706, 2002.

White, H. D.; Lin, X.; & Buzydlowski, J. (2001). Co-cited author maps as real-time interfaces for Web-based document retrieval in the humanities. The Joint Conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ACH / ALLC 2001) 127-129.

Howard White, Xia Lin, and Jan Buzydlowski, The Endless Gallery: Visualizing Authors’ Citation Images in the Humanities. Proceedings, ASIS&T Annual Meeting, November 2-8, 2001, Washington, D.C. 182-189.

Balachandran, K., Buzydlowski, J. , Dworman, G. , Kimbrough, S. O., Vachula, W. , Shafer, T., MOTC: An Interactive Aid for Multidimensional Hypothesis Generation, Journal of Management Information Systems, (Special Section on Data Mining), Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 17 - 36, 1999.

Hanks, Gerald E., Buzydlowski, Jan, Sause, William T., Emami, Bahman, Rubin, Philip, Parsons, J.A., Russel, Anthony H., Byhardt, Roger W. Earle, John D., Pilepich, Miljenko V., Ten Year Outcomes for Pathologic Node Positive Patients Treated in RTOG 75-06, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology & Physics, 40, 4, pp. 765-768, 1998

Buzydlowski, Jan W., Song, Il-Yeol, Hassell, Lewis, A Framework for Object-Oriented On-Line Analytic Processing, Proceedings of Association for Computing Machinery 1st International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP (DOLAP 98), pp. 10-15, 1998.

Buzydlowski, Jan W., Hand, Jeffery, Song, Il-Yeol, Hassell, Lewis, Statistical Techniques to Facilitate the Population of a Data Warehouse, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Science and Informatics, Vol. 3, pp 357-360, 1998.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Service as ACM Chair of Princeton ACM/IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section.

Belver C. Griffith Doctoral Research Award from the Institute for Scientific Information.

Additional Info

My outside interests involve music, all kinds except country, movies, all kinds except romantic comedies, and old British sports car. My research interests are that of data storage, data analysis, and the chasm in between them. I had worked as a biostatistician involved with cancer research for a number of years, producing a number of papers on best treatments, as well as issues involved with clinical information systems. My other research interests and numerous publications are in extracting information from within text and documents, as well as data and information visualizations. I have taught mathematics, computer science, and information systems for the past thirty years and I am ecstatic to be home at my alma mater, Holy Family University, where I graduated—a long time ago...

Jan W. Buzydlowski
Office: AQ 15
Phone: 267-314-3272