Faculty Advisor

Rundensteiner, Elke A.


Hundreds of thousands of patients report unwanted symptoms from using one or more drugs each year. It is virtually impossible to test every drug combination before a drug reaches the market. In this project, we reimplement and integrate two previously proposed tools to mine and visualize interesting pairs of drugs from report data, focusing on creating a single web application that is functional and maintainable. Furthermore, we research and implement new features including drug and reaction name standardization. Upon finishing development, we conduct a user study and technical evaluation to ensure our system meets the requirements and improves usability. Based on the results of our studies, we improve the usability and identify areas that require further attention.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science