Maurice Priestley

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Maurice Priestley
Born (1933-03-15)15 March 1933
Died 15 June 2013(2013-06-15) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Manchester
Alma mater University of Manchester
Doctoral advisor M. S. Bartlett
Doctoral students Howell Tong

Maurice Bertram Priestley (15 March 1933 – 15 June 2013[1]) was a professor of statistics in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester. He gained his first degree at the University of Cambridge and went on to gain a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester.

He was known especially for his work on time series analysis, especially spectral analysis and wavelet analysis.[2] He is a longstanding editor of the Journal of Time Series Analysis, a special edition of which was published in his honour in 1993.[3]

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  1. ^ Tata Subba Rao and Granville Tunnicliffe-Wilson, Obituary: Maurice Priestley 1933–2013, IMS Bulletin on line 29 August 2013
  2. ^ MB Priestley, Spectral Analysis and Time Series (Vols. 1 & 2). London: Academic Press, 1981. ISBN 978-0-12-564901-8
  3. ^ Tata Subba Rao, editor, Developments in time series analysis: in honour of Maurice B. Priestley, London, Chapman and Hall, 1993. ISBN 978-0-412-49260-0

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