Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro
  • James B. Duke 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: 

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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. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on 2018.

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

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

Tepper, M, and Sapiro, G. "Decoupled coarse-to-fine matching and nonlinear regularization for efficient motion estimation." IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (2012): 1517-1520. Full Text

Duchin, Y, Abosch, A, Yacoub, E, Sapiro, G, and Harel, N. "Feasibility of using ultra-high field (7 T) MRI for clinical surgical targeting." PLoS One 7.5 (2012): e37328-. Full Text

Tepper, M, and Sapiro, G. "Decoupled coarse-to-fine matching and nonlinear regularization for efficient motion estimation." Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP (2012): 1517-1520. Full Text

Amir, AT, Tepper, M, Banerjee, A, and Sapiro, G. "If you are happy and you know it.. tweet." ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2012): 1602-1606. Full Text

Fiori, M, Musé, P, and Sapiro, G. "Topology constraints in graphical models." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 1 (2012): 791-799.

Lenglet, C, Abosch, A, Yacoub, E, De Martino, F, Sapiro, G, and Harel, N. "Comprehensive in vivo mapping of the human basal ganglia and thalamic connectome in individuals using 7T MRI." PLoS One 7.1 (2012): e29153-. Full Text

Cetingul, HE, Cetingül, HE, Nadar, M, Thompson, P, Sapiro, G, and Lenglet, C. "Simultaneous ODF estimation and tractography in HARDI." Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012 (2012): 86-89. Full Text