John A. Swets
John A. Swets (19 July 1928 – 6 July 2016) was a psychologist. He played a key role in the adaptation of signal detection theory first to the psychology of perception and later as a central tool in medical diagnostics. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
|John Arthur Swets|
July 19, 1928|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Died||6 July 2016(aged 87)|
|Known for||Signal detection theory
Receiver Operating Characteristic
|Awards||Howard Crosby Warren Medal (1985), with David M. Green
APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (1990)
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- "John Swets". Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- Swets,J.A. (1964) Signal detection and recognition by human observers. Contemporary readings. Wiley, New York.
- Green,D.M. & Swets, J. A. (1966) Signal detection theory and psychophysics. Wiley, New York.
- Swets,J.A. (1996) Signal detection theory and ROC analysis in psychology and diagnostics. Collected papers. Hillsdale, New Jersey.
- John A. Swets: Tulips to Thresholds. Peninsula Publishing, Los Altos Hills, California. 2010.