Guillermo Sapiro

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

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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

Sapiro, G. "ON THE STATE Classes at College d eFrance, 1989-1992." QUINZAINE LITTERAIRE 1061 (May 16, 2012): 4-4.

Frank, GA, Bartesaghi, A, Kuybeda, O, Borgnia, MJ, White, TA, Sapiro, G, and Subramaniam, S. "Computational separation of conformational heterogeneity using cryo-electron tomography and 3D sub-volume averaging." J Struct Biol 178.2 (May 2012): 165-176. Full Text

Mahmoudi, M, and Sapiro, G. "Sparse representations for range data restoration." IEEE Trans Image Process 21.5 (May 2012): 2909-2915. (Letter) Full Text

Yu, G, Sapiro, G, and Mallat, S. "Solving inverse problems with piecewise linear estimators: from Gaussian mixture models to structured sparsity." IEEE Trans Image Process 21.5 (May 2012): 2481-2499. Full Text

Aganj, I, Lenglet, C, Yacoub, E, Sapiro, G, and Harel, N. "A 3D wavelet fusion approach for the reconstruction of isotropic-resolution MR images from orthogonal anisotropic-resolution scans." Magn Reson Med 67.4 (April 2012): 1167-1172. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, JM, Jahanshad, N, Lenglet, C, McMahon, KL, de Zubicaray, GI, Martin, NG, Wright, MJ, Thompson, PM, and Sapiro, G. "Hierarchical topological network analysis of anatomical human brain connectivity and differences related to sex and kinship." Neuroimage 59.4 (February 15, 2012): 3784-3804. Full Text

Castrodad, A, and Sapiro, G. "Sparse modeling of human actions from motion imagery." International Journal of Computer Vision 100.1 (2012): 1-15. Full Text

Bronstein, AM, Sprechmann, P, and Sapiro, G. "Learning Efficient Structured Sparse Models." CoRR abs/1206.4649 (2012).

Ramirez, I, and Sapiro, G. "An MDL framework for sparse coding and dictionary learning." IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 60.6 (2012): 2913-2927. Full Text


Teo, PC, Sapiro, G, and Wandell, BA. "Anisotropic smoothing of posterior probabilities." 1999.

Bertalmío, M, Sapiro, G, and Randall, G. "Morphing Active Contours." Springer, 1999.

Caselles, V, Kimmel, R, Sapiro, G, and Sbert, C. "Three Dimensional Object Modeling via Minimal Surfaces." Springer, 1996.

Sapiro, G, Tannenbaum, A, You, Y-L, and Kaveh, M. "Experiments on Geometric Image Enhancement." IEEE Computer Society, 1994.