Guillermo Sapiro

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
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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

Tong, M, Kim, Y, Zhan, L, Sapiro, G, Lenglet, C, Mueller, BA, Thompson, PM, and Vese, LA. "A VARIATIONAL MODEL FOR DENOISING HIGH ANGULAR RESOLUTION DIFFUSION IMAGING." Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging (2012): 530-533. Full Text

Zhou, M, Chen, H, Paisley, J, Ren, L, Li, L, Xing, Z, Dunson, D, Sapiro, G, and Carin, L. "Nonparametric Bayesian dictionary learning for analysis of noisy and incomplete images." IEEE Trans Image Process 21.1 (January 2012): 130-144. Full Text

Sivalingam, R, Cherian, A, Fasching, J, Walczak, N, Bird, N, Morellas, V, Murphy, B, Cullen, K, Lim, K, Sapiro, G, and Papanikolopoulos, N. "A multi-sensor visual tracking system for behavior monitoring of at-risk children." Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2012): 1345-1350. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, JM, Yu, G, Carin, L, and Sapiro, G. "Adapted statistical compressive sensing: Learning to sense gaussian mixture models." ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings (2012): 3653-3656. Full Text

Walczak, N, Fasching, J, Toczyski, W, Sivalingam, R, Bird, N, Cullen, K, Morellas, V, Murphy, B, Sapiro, G, and Papanikolopoulos, N. "A nonintrusive system for behavioral analysis of children using multiple RGB+depth sensors." Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (2012): 217-222. Full Text

Xing, Z, Zhou, M, Castrodad, A, Sapiro, G, and Carin, L. "Dictionary learning for noisy and incomplete hyperspectral images." SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences 5.1 (2012): 33-56. Full Text

Ramírez, I, and Sapiro, G. "An MDL Framework for Sparse Coding and Dictionary Learning." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing 60 (2012): 2913-2927.

Tran, EEH, Borgnia, MJ, Kuybeda, O, Schauder, DM, Bartesaghi, A, Frank, GA, Sapiro, G, Milne, JLS, and Subramaniam, S. "Structural mechanism of trimeric HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein activation." PLoS Pathog 8.7 (2012): e1002797-. 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 Processing 21 (2012): 2481-2499.

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