Maurice Priestley

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Maurice Priestley
Born(1933-03-15)15 March 1933
Died15 June 2013(2013-06-15) (aged 80)
Alma materUniversity of Manchester
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Manchester
Doctoral advisorM. S. Bartlett
Doctoral studentsHowell 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 was a longstanding editor of the Journal of Time Series Analysis, a special edition of which was published in his honour in 1993.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Priestley, M. B. (1971). "Time-dependent spectral analysis and its application in prediction and control". Journal of Sound and Vibration. 17 (4): 517–534. doi:10.1016/0022-460X(71)90064-2.
  • Priestley, M. B. (1980). "State-Dependent Models: A General Approach to Non-Linear Time Series Analysis". Journal of Time Series Analysis. 1: 47–71. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9892.1980.tb00300.x.
  • Priestley, M. B. (1996). "Wavelets and Time-Dependent Spectral Analysis". Journal of Time Series Analysis. 17: 85–103. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9892.1996.tb00266.x.


  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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