Professor Maurice Priestley Commemoration Day: In Memory and in Honour of Professor Maurice Priestley (1933-2013) - Wednesday 18th December 2013

Professor Maurice Priestley

Professor Maurice Priestley was an outstanding, influential and highly respected researcher in the field of Time Series Analysis.  He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Time Series Analysis and remained in the post till the end of 2012. His book on Spectral Analysis and Time Series has become a standard reference on the subject.   After a long illness, he passed away on 15th June 2013.  The School of Mathematics of the University of Manchester has decided to honour his achievements and his contributions to the Department by organizing a one day meeting on 18th December 2013. It will take place in the Alan Turing Building, Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 9TD.

Several distinguished time series experts have provisionally agreed to attend.  Some of those who have agreed to participate so far are Professor P.J. Diggle (Lancaster), Professor P.M. Robinson (LSE, London), Professor G. Tunnicliffe-Wilson (Lancaster), Professor Andrew Harvey (Cambridge), Professor Rainer Dhalhaus (Heidelberg), Professor Gy. Terdik (Debrecen,Hungary),  Professor A.J. Lawrance (Warwick), Professor Guy Nason (Bristol), Professor Robert Taylor (Essex), Professor  Raj Bhansali (Liverpool), Professor Richard Chandler (UCL, London), Professor L. Giraitis (QMC, London), Professor Valderio Reisen (Vittoria, Brazil) and Professor Maria Da Silva (Porto, Portugal). We expect more to participate and the details of the programme will be announced closer to the meeting.

The School has provided some funds to help research students and students who are keen to pursue research in time series to attend the meeting with their train or coach fare (within the UK). Those who wish to apply for travel assistance need to apply at the same time as registration by 22nd November 2013. The successful applicants will be informed shortly after this date.

All are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but due to financial restrictions and space considerations the number of participants is restricted to 65. Coffee, lunch and tea will be provided. In order to help the organisers to plan catering etc., advance registration is required. Please complete registration as soon as possible, and not later than 1st December 2013, by completing the registration form:

The event will run from 9.30am to 5pm, with a small wine reception afterwards.


(The event is funded by the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester with additional sponsorship from John Wiley & Sons Publishers.)

Organisers: T Subba Rao ( and Georgi N. Boshnakov (


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