Guillermo Sapiro

  • Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Internal office address: 140 Science Drive, 325 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Hours: 

By appointment. Contact via e-mail.

Guillermo Sapiro received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1989, 1991, and 1993 respectively. After post-doctoral research at MIT, Dr. Sapiro became Member of Technical Staff at the research facilities of HP Labs in Palo Alto, California. He was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he held the position of Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he is the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor with Duke University.

G. Sapiro works on theory and applications in computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging, image analysis, and machine learning. He has authored and co-authored over 300 papers in these areas and has written a book published by Cambridge University Press, January 2001.

G. Sapiro was awarded the Gutwirth Scholarship for Special Excellence in Graduate Studies in 1991,  the Ollendorff Fellowship for Excellence in Vision and Image Understanding Work in 1992,  the Rothschild Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Studies in 1993, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1998,  the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) in 1998, the National Science Foundation Career Award in 1999, and the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship in 2010. He received the test of time award at ICCV 2011.

G. Sapiro is a Fellow of IEEE and SIAM.

G. Sapiro was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.

Education & Training
  • D.Sc., Israel Institute of Technology 1993

Kuybeda, O, Frank, GA, Bartesaghi, A, Borgnia, M, Subramaniam, S, and Sapiro, G. "A collaborative framework for 3D alignment and classification of heterogeneous subvolumes in cryo-electron tomography." J Struct Biol 181.2 (February 2013): 116-127. Full Text

Chen, B, Polatkan, G, Sapiro, G, Blei, D, Dunson, D, and Carin, L. "Deep Learning with Hierarchical Convolutional Factor Analysis." IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell (January 9, 2013).

Elhamifar, E, Sapiro, G, Yang, A, and Sasrty, SS. "A convex optimization framework for active learning." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (January 1, 2013): 209-216. Full Text

Zhan, L, Mueller, BA, Jahanshad, N, Jin, Y, Lenglet, C, Yacoub, E, Sapiro, G, Ugurbil, K, Harel, N, Toga, AW, Lim, KO, and Thompson, PM. "Magnetic resonance field strength effects on diffusion measures and brain connectivity networks." Brain Connect 3.1 (2013): 72-86. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, JM, Yu, G, Carin, L, and Sapiro, G. "Task-Driven Adaptive Statistical Compressive Sensing of Gaussian Mixture Models." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing 61 (2013): 585-600. Full Text

Caruyer, E, Aganj, I, Lenglet, C, Sapiro, G, and Deriche, R. "Motion Detection in Diffusion MRI via Online ODF Estimation." Int J Biomed Imaging 2013 (2013): 849363-. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, JM, Sapiro, G, Harel, N, and Lenglet, C. "A Framework for Linear and Non-Linear Registration of Diffusion-Weighted MRIs Using Angular Interpolation. (Published online)" Front Neurosci 7 (2013): 41-. Full Text

Kuybeda, O, Frank, GA, Bartesaghi, A, Borgnia, M, Subramaniam, S, and Sapiro, G. "A collaborative framework for 3D alignment and classification of heterogeneous subvolumes in cryo-electron tomography." Journal of Structural Biology 181.2 (2013): 116-127. Full Text

Su, S, White, T, Schmidt, M, Kao, C-Y, and Sapiro, G. "Geometric computation of human gyrification indexes from magnetic resonance images." Human Brain Mapping 34.5 (2013): 1230-1244. Full Text

Sotiropoulos, SN, Jbabdi, S, Xu, J, Andersson, JL, Moeller, S, Auerbach, EJ, Glasser, MF, Hernandez, M, Sapiro, G, Jenkinson, M, Feinberg, DA, Yacoub, E, Lenglet, C, Essen, DCV, Ugurbil, K, and Behrens, TEJ. "Advances in diffusion MRI acquisition and processing in the Human Connectome Project." NeuroImage 80 (2013): 125-143. Full Text


Mairal, J, Bach, FR, Ponce, J, Sapiro, G, and Zisserman, A. "Supervised Dictionary Learning." Curran Associates, Inc., 2008.

Bartesaghi, A, Sprechmann, P, Randall, G, Sapiro, G, and Subramaniam, S. "A framework for classification and averaging of 3D tomographic volumes." January 2007.

Rother, D, Patwardhan, KA, and Sapiro, G. "What Can Casual Walkers Tell Us About A 3D Scene?." IEEE Computer Society, 2007. Full Text

Mairal, J, Sapiro, G, Elad, M, and IEEE, . "Multiscale sparse image representation with learned dictionaries." 2007.

Bartesaghi, A, Sapiro, G, and IEEE, . "Tracking of moving objects under severe and total occlusions." 2005.

Sapiro, G, and IEEE, . "Inpainting the colors." 2005.