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
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.

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

Sotiropoulos, SN, Jbabdi, S, Xu, J, Andersson, JL, Moeller, S, Auerbach, EJ, Glasser, MF, Hernandez, M, Sapiro, G, Jenkinson, M, Feinberg, DA, Yacoub, E, Lenglet, C, Essen, DCV, Ugurbil, K, and Behrens, TEJ. "Advances in diffusion MRI acquisition and processing in the Human Connectome Project." NeuroImage 80 (2013): 125-143. Full Text

Fiori, M, Sprechmann, P, Vogelstein, J, Musé, P, and Sapiro, G. "Robust multimodal graph matching: Sparse coding meets graph matching." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (January 1, 2013).

Llull, P, Liao, X, Yuan, X, Yang, J, Kittle, D, Carin, L, Sapiro, G, and Brady, DJ. "Compressive sensing for video using a passive coding element." Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (January 1, 2013).

Sprechmann, P, Litman, R, Ben Yakar, T, Bronstein, A, and Sapiro, G. "Efficient supervised sparse analysis and synthesis operators." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (January 1, 2013).

Bartesaghi, A, Lecumberry, F, Sapiro, G, and Subramaniam, S. "Protein secondary structure determination by constrained single-particle cryo-electron tomography." Structure 20.12 (December 5, 2012): 2003-2013. Full Text

Ramírez, I, and Sapiro, G. "Universal regularizers for robust sparse coding and modeling." IEEE Trans Image Process 21.9 (September 2012): 3850-3864. Full Text

Esser, E, Möller, M, Osher, S, Sapiro, G, and Xin, J. "A convex model for nonnegative matrix factorization and dimensionality reduction on physical space." IEEE Trans Image Process 21.7 (July 2012): 3239-3252. Full Text

Yatziv, L, Chartouni, M, Datta, S, and Sapiro, G. "Toward multiple catheters detection in fluoroscopic image guided interventions." IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed 16.4 (July 2012): 770-781. Full Text

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


Bartesaghi, A, Sapiro, G, and IEEE, . "Tracking of moving objects under severe and total occlusions." 2005.

Sapiro, G, and IEEE, . "Inpainting the colors." 2005.

Breen, D, Fedkiw, R, Museth, K, Osher, S, Sapiro, G, and Whitaker, R. "Level set and PDE methods for computer graphics." August 8, 2004. Full Text

Sole, A, Caselles, V, Sapiro, G, and Arandiga, F. "Morse description and geometric encoding of digital elevation maps." 2004.

Bertalmio, M, Sapiro, G, Cheng, LT, Osher, S, SOCIETY, IC, and SOCIETY, IC. "Variational problems and PDE's on implicit surfaces." 2001. Full Text

Betelú, S, Sapiro, G, Tannenbaum, A, and Giblin, PJ. "Noise-Resistant Affine Skeletons of Planar Curves." Springer, 2000. Full Text

Giblin, PJ, and Sapiro, G. "Affine versions of the symmetry set." 2000.

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