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: Campus Box 90984, 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. 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

Selected Grants

Training in Medical Imaging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2003 to 2019

Network motifs in cortical computation awarded by University of California - Los Angeles (Co-Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Synaptomes of Mice and Men awarded by Allen Institute for Brain Science (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Synaptomes of Mice and Men awarded by Allen Institute for Brain Science (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019

Nonparametric Bayes Methods for Big Data in Neuroscience awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Mentor). 2014 to 2019

Scalable Quantitative Video Analysis for Online Phenotyping, Early Screening, and Symptom Monitoring for Autism Spectrum Disorders awarded by Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018

Path Toward MRI with Direct Sensitivity to Neuro-Electro-Magnetic Oscillations awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2014 to 2018

Learning to Exploit Big Data awarded by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017


Bartesaghi, A, Aguerrebere, C, Falconieri, V, Banerjee, S, Earl, LA, Zhu, X, Grigorieff, N, Milne, JLS, Sapiro, G, Wu, X, and Subramaniam, S. "Atomic Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of β-Galactosidase." Structure (London, England : 1993) 26.6 (June 2018): 848-856.e3. Full Text

Giryes, R, Eldar, YC, Bronstein, AM, and Sapiro, G. "Tradeoffs between convergence speed and reconstruction accuracy in inverse problems." Ieee Transactions on Signal Processing 66.7 (April 1, 2018): 1676-1690. Full Text

Pisharady, PK, Sotiropoulos, SN, Duarte-Carvajalino, JM, Sapiro, G, and Lenglet, C. "Estimation of white matter fiber parameters from compressed multiresolution diffusion MRI using sparse Bayesian learning." Neuroimage 167 (February 2018): 488-503. Full Text

Vu, M-AT, Adalı, T, Ba, D, Buzsáki, G, Carlson, D, Heller, K, Liston, C, Rudin, C, Sohal, VS, Widge, AS, Mayberg, HS, Sapiro, G, and Dzirasa, K. "A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience." The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 38.7 (February 2018): 1601-1607. Full Text

Qiu, Q, Cheng, X, Calderbank, R, and Sapiro, G. "DCFNet: Deep Neural Network with Decomposed Convolutional Filters." 35th International Conference on Machine Learning, Icml 2018 9 (January 1, 2018): 6687-6696. Open Access Copy

Asiedu, MN, Simhal, A, Chaudhary, U, Mueller, JL, Lam, CT, Schmitt, JW, Venegas, G, Sapiro, G, and Ramanujam, N. "Development of algorithms for automated detection of cervical pre-cancers with a low-cost, point-of-care, Pocket Colposcope." Ieee Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2018): 1-1. Full Text

Chiew, KS, Hashemi, J, Gans, LK, Lerebours, L, Clement, NJ, Vu, M-AT, Sapiro, G, Heller, NE, and Adcock, RA. "Motivational valence alters memory formation without altering exploration of a real-life spatial environment." Plos One 13.3 (January 2018): e0193506-null. Full Text

Bertrán, MA, Martínez, NL, Wang, Y, Dunson, D, Sapiro, G, and Ringach, D. "Active learning of cortical connectivity from two-photon imaging data." Plos One 13.5 (January 2018): e0196527-null. Full Text

Duchin, Y, Shamir, RR, Patriat, R, Kim, J, Vitek, JL, Sapiro, G, and Harel, N. "Patient-specific anatomical model for deep brain stimulation based on 7 Tesla MRI." Plos One 13.8 (January 2018): e0201469-null. Full Text

Simhal, AK, Gong, B, Trimmer, JS, Weinberg, RJ, Smith, SJ, Sapiro, G, and Micheva, KD. "A Computational Synaptic Antibody Characterization Tool for Array Tomography." Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 12 (January 2018): 51-null. Full Text


Fiori, M, Muse, P, Tepper, M, and Sapiro, G. "Tell me where you are and I tell you where you are going: Estimation of dynamic mobility graphs." 2016 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM). July 10, 2016 - July 13, 2016.: IEEE, July 2016. Full Text

Chang, Z, Qiu, Q, and Sapiro, G. "Synthesis-based low-cost gaze analysis." January 1, 2016. Full Text

Qiu, Q, Chang, Z, Draelos, M, Chen, J, Bronstein, A, and Sapiro, G. "Low-cost gaze and pulse analysis using realsense." December 22, 2015. Full Text

Kim, J, Duchin, Y, Sapiro, G, Vitek, J, and Harel, N. "Clinical deep brain stimulation region prediction using regression forests from high-field MRI." December 9, 2015. Full Text

Tepper, M, Newson, A, Sprechmann, P, and Sapiro, G. "Multi-temporal foreground detection in videos." December 9, 2015. Full Text

Hashemi, J, Qiu, Q, and Sapiro, G. "Cross-modality pose-invariant facial expression." December 9, 2015. Full Text

Draelos, M, Qiu, Q, Bronstein, A, and Sapiro, G. "Intel realsense = Real low cost gaze." December 9, 2015. Full Text

Huang, J, Qiu, Q, Calderbank, R, and Sapiro, G. "Geometry-aware deep transform." February 17, 2015. Full Text