John A. Swets
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|John Arthur Swets|
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Known for||Signal detection theory
Receiver Operating Characteristic
|Notable awards||Howard Crosby Warren Medal (1985), with David M. Green
APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (1990)
John A. Swets (born 1928) is a psychologist. He has played a key role in adaptation of signal detection theory to first the psychology of perception and later as a central tool in medical diagnostics.
- 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.