Debreceni Egyetem, Informatikai Kar

Információ Technológia Tanszék

Name Márton Ispány

Date of birth July 23, 1966

Current position Associate Professor in Department of Information Technology

Major fields

  • Data mining: decision trees, stochastic algorithms, MCMC, web mining.
  • Branching processes: functional limit theorems, asymptotics for conditional least squares estimation, integer valued autoregression
  • Statistical modelling: generalized SVD, contaminated statistical models, EM algorithm.
  • Applied statistics: econometrics and insurance, cross-country modelling, statistical genetics

Research keywords Conditional least squares estimator, Galton-Watson process, continuous time models, CART, SVD, collaborative filtering, EM algorithm

Formal training

  • Habilitation in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2006, Thesis: Unstable, nonlinear, and non--stationary stochastic processes
  • PhD in Statistics, 1997 University of Debrecen: Discrete time nonlinear stochastic processes on Hilbert spaces
  • Master Degree in Mathematics, 1989 University of Debrecen

Employment history

  • 2007 - Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics, University of Debrecen
  • 1996 - 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Probability Theory, University of Debrecen
  • 1991 - 1996 Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Probability Theory, University of Debrecen
  • 1989 - 1991 Technical Assistant, Centre of Informatics and Computer Science, University of Debrecen

Scientific Collaboration

  • Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Tommy Norberg

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Martien C.A. van Zuijlen

  • Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal, Maria Eduarda Silva

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Manuel González Scotto

  • CentER, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, Feike C. Drost, Ramon van den Akker

  • WHO/HQ, Geneve, Swiss, Somnath Chatterji, Emese Verdes

  • Health, Nutrition, and Population Human Development Network, The Worldbank, Ajay Tandon

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Extremadura, Spain, Inés del Puerto

  • Rényi Institute, Budapest, Hungary, Gábor Tusnády


  • Mathematical Reviews
  • Annals of Statistics
  • Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Metrika
  • European Journal of Control
  • Journal of Applied Mathematics and Stochastic Analysis
  • Publicationes Mathematicae, Debrecen


  • Foundation for Hungarian Sciences, 1995
  • Hungarian National Science Fundation OTKA, 2000
  • Bolyai Scholarship, 1999-2002 (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)


  • Alexits Gy\"orgy Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004
  • Farkas Award for Young Statisticians and Applied Mathematicians (Hungarian Mathematical Society), 1999
  • Pollák-Virág Award, 2012 (with Bátfai Norbert and Jeszenszky Péter)