Maurice Bertram Priestley (15 March 1933 – 15 June 2013) 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. He was a longstanding editor of the Journal of Time Series Analysis, a special edition of which was published in his honour in 1993.
- Priestley, M. B. (1971). "Time-dependent spectral analysis and its application in prediction and control". Journal of Sound and Vibration 17 (4): 517–201. 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: 85–10. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9892.1996.tb00266.x.