Faculty Advisor

Korkin, Dmitry

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

This project incorporates the PubMed API to create a tool that builds networks representing research collaborations across life science fields. In each network, a node represents the last author on a publication, while an edge represents publications that share one or several authors. Our tool shows that most networks demonstrate characteristics of scale-free networks but cannot be statistically proven to be scale free. We performed case studies on three networks to describe the relationship between bottleneck authors and their collaborators.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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