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
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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


Whitsel, BL, Petrucelli, LM, Sapiro, G, and Ha, H. "Fiber sorting in the fasciculus gracilis of squirrel monkeys." Exp Neurol 29.2 (November 1970): 227-242.

Whitsel, BL, Petrucelli, LM, and Sapiro, G. "Modality representation in the lumbar and cervical fasciculus gracilis of squirrel monkeys." Brain Res 15.1 (September 1969): 67-78.

Sprechmann, P, Bronstein, AM, and Sapiro, G. "Learning efficient sparse and low rank models."

Hashemi, J, Spina, TV, Tepper, M, Esler, A, Morellas, V, Papanikolopoulos, N, and Sapiro, G. "Computer vision tools for the non-invasive assessment of autism-related behavioral markers." Open Access Copy

Yuan, X, Yang, J, Llull, P, Liao, X, Sapiro, G, Brady, DJ, and Carin, L. "Adaptive Temporal Compressive Sensing for Video." Full Text Open Access Copy

Spina, TV, Tepper, M, Esler, A, Morellas, V, Papanikolopoulos, N, Falcão, AX, and Sapiro, G. "Video Human Segmentation using Fuzzy Object Models and its Application to Body Pose Estimation of Toddlers for Behavior Studies."