Jan W. Buzydlowski


Assistant Professor

BA, Mathematics, Holy Family University
MA, Computer Science, Arcadia University
MS, Statistics, Temple University
PhD, Informatics, Drexel University

Courses Taught

BUIN 101: Information Management Applications
CMIS 103: Computer Applications
CMIS 107: Introduction to Structured Programming
CMIS 210: Web Design and E-Commerce
CMIS 220: Management Information Systems
CMIS 303: Data Communications and Computer Networks
CMIS 305: Survey of Programming Languages
CMIS 307: Systems Analysis & Design
CMIS 308: Database Management
CMIS 412: Operating systems
CMIS 439: Senior Seminar
MNMK 413: Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making
ISYM 500: Information Systems Management
ISYM 550: Independent Study and Research
ISYM 599: Data Storage and AnalysisWeb Design

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, J., Co-occurrence Analysis as a Framework for Data Mining, Journal of Technology Research (in press).

Jan Buzydlowski and Donald Goeltz, The Patent Citation Approach to Measuring Technology Overlap, Proceedings of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology Conference (NABET), 2015 (in press).

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 (on CD).

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.

Atlas of Science: Guiding the Navigation and Management of Scholarly Knowledge, ESRI Press, 2010 (Chapter.)
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

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

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.

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.
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.

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.

Lin, Xia, Howard D. White, and Jan Buzydlowski. AuthorLink: Instant Author Co-Citation Mapping for Online Searching. National Online Proceedings 2001. May 15-17, New York City, NY. Medford, NJ: Information Today. 233-241.

Buzydlowski, J.; White, H. D.; & Lin, X. (2001). Co-Cited Author Analysis as an Interface for Digital Libraries.Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) Workshop on Visual Interfaces to Digital Libraries (Roanoke, VA, June 24 - 28, 2001).

Balachandran, K., Buzydlowski, J., Dworman, G., Kimbrough, S.O., Shafer, T., Vachula, W., MOTC with Examples: An Interactive Aid for Multidimensional Hypothesis Generation, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 4, Article 15, 2000.

White, Howard D., Buzydlowski, Jan, Lin, Xia, Co-Cited Author Maps as Interfaces to Digital Libraries: Designing Pathfinder Networks in the Humanities, Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, pp. 25 – 30, 2000.

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.

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.

Balachandran, K., Buzydlowski, J. Dworman, G., Kimbrough, S.O., Rosengarten, E., Shafer, T., Vachula, W., MOTC: An Aid to Multidimensional Hypothesis Generation, Proceedings of the 1998 Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Science, Decision Support, and Knowledge-Based Systems.

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.

Smitt, Melanie C., Buzydlowski, Jan, Hoppe, Richard T., Over 20 Years in Radiation Oncology: Hodgkin's Disease, Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 7, 2, pp. 127-134, 1997.

Wilson, Frank, J., Winchester, David, Owen, Jean, Clive, Rosemarie, Buzydlowski, Jan, Patterns of Care of Stages I and II Breast Cancer: Results of a National Collaborative Study Conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Surgeons, Proceedings of the American Radium Society, New York, NY, 1997.

Buzydlowski, Jan W., Visualizing Repeated Measures Data in Clinical Trials Using SAS/Insight, (Invited paper for Information Visualization Section), 1996 Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Northeast SAS Users Group, pp 409-411.

Lawton, C. A., Coleman, C. N., Buzydlowski, J. W., Forman, J. D., Marcial, V., A, DelRowe, J. D., & Rotman, M., Results of a Phase II Trial of External Beam Radiation With Etanidazole (SR-2508) for the Treatment of Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer (RTOG Protocol 90-20), International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology & Physics, 36, 3, pp. 670-680, 1996.

Hanks, G.E., Buzydlowski, J. W., Perez, C. A., Emami, B., Rubin, P., Sause, W., Earle, J., Rotman, M., The Ten Year Outcome of Pathologic and Imaging Node Positive Patients Treated with Irradiation in RTOG 75-06, AUA Journal of Urology, 1996.

Avizonis, V.N., Buzydlowski, J., Lanciano, R., Owens, J.R., Noyes, R.D., Hanks, G.E., Treatment of Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach with Resection, Intraoperarive Radiotherapy and Adjuvant External Beam Radiation: A Phase II Study from Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 85-04, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2, 4, pp. 295-302, 1995.

Pilepich, M. V., Buzydlowski, J. W,. John, M. J., Rubin, P., McGowan, D. G., Marcial, V. A., Phase II Trial of Hormonal Cytoreduction with Megestrol and Diethylstilbestrol in Conjuction with Radiotherapy for Carcinoma of the Prostate: Outcome Results of RTOG 83-07, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology & Physics, 32, 1, pp. 175-180, 1995.

Buzydlowski, Jan W., Calling External Software within the SAS System, Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual SAS Users Group International Conference, pp. 892-894, 1995.

Buzydlowski, Jan W., Use of SAS Insight to Graphically Display Repeated Measures Data, NorthEast SAS Users Group Conference Proceedings, pp. 343-345, 1994.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Service as ACM Chair of Princeton ACM/IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Princeton / Central Jersey Section, 2011.

Academic Integrity Award, Cabrini College, 2004.

Belver C. Griffith Doctoral Research Award ($5000) from the Institute for Scientific Information, 1999.

Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, Drexel University, 1997-1998

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: Bensalem Room 28
Phone: 267-341-3272