SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Juntao Zhuang, successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Design and Implementation of the Web Interfaces and Middleware for Synergy Project" on March 30, 2017.

Mr. Juntao Zhuang successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Design and Implementation of the Web Interfaces and Middleware for Synergy Project" on March 30, 2017. The thesis contributes to a novel method for finding potential collaborators in the Synergy project and its underlying multi-layer network formed from the data in the PubMed database. In this Master's thesis, we create a website for scientists to enter the list of molecules on which they want to conduct search. A middleware communicating with the front-end interface and back-end graph database server is implemented, providing separation of interacting with the users and conducting searches. All searching algorithms are integrated into the middleware and can be changed and modified without affecting front-end. Moreover, a caching and queuing system is implemented for executing concurrent queries. To further increase access to Synergy system, the middleware is scalable as it can be copied across multiple machines.