# SCNARC Research Assistant, Mr. Partha Mukherjee, successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Search Algorithms for Promotion of Novel Biomedical Research" on March 23, 2017.

Mr. Partha Mukherjee successfully defended his M.S. thesis advised by Prof. Boleslaw K. Szymanski entitled "Search Algorithms for Promotion of Novel Biomedical Research" on March 23, 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. This Master's thesis describes the algorithms implemented in Java to find and sort potential collaborators. The thesis validates the results of the algorithm by demonstrating that the probability of molecules which serve as research topics of two co-authors being neighbors is significantly higher then the probability of molecules chosen at random being neighbors. It is found that the former is considerably higher than the latter.