Guillermo Sapiro

Guillermo Sapiro
  • James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
  • Professor of Computer Science (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 (Israel) 1993

Selected Grants

The Foundations of Dynamic Drone-based Threat Detection awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020

Training in Medical Imaging awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2003 to 2020

Network Inference and Analysis of Big Dynamic Data awarded by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Modeling, Computations, and Applications in Multimodal Information Integration awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

Multimodal Subspace Learning and Modeling of Complex Systems awarded by Army Research Laboratory (Principal Investigator). 2016 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

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


Dawson, Geraldine, et al. “Atypical postural control can be detected via computer vision analysis in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.Sci Rep, vol. 8, no. 1, Nov. 2018, p. 17008. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35215-8. Full Text

Aguerrebere, C., et al. “A Practical Guide to Multi-Image Alignment.” Icassp, Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing  Proceedings, vol. 2018-April, Sept. 2018, pp. 1927–31. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8461588. Full Text

Hashemi, J., et al. “Computer Vision Analysis for Quantification of Autism Risk Behaviors.” Ieee Transactions on Affective Computing, Aug. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TAFFC.2018.2868196. Full Text

Bartesaghi, Alberto, et al. “Atomic Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of β-Galactosidase.Structure (London, England : 1993), vol. 26, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 848-856.e3. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.str.2018.04.004. Full Text

Giryes, R., et al. “Tradeoffs between convergence speed and reconstruction accuracy in inverse problems.” Ieee Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 7, Apr. 2018, pp. 1676–90. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TSP.2018.2791945. Full Text

Vu, Mai-Anh T., et al. “A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.J Neurosci, vol. 38, no. 7, Feb. 2018, pp. 1601–07. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0508-17.2018. Full Text

Pisharady, Pramod Kumar, et al. “Estimation of white matter fiber parameters from compressed multiresolution diffusion MRI using sparse Bayesian learning.Neuroimage, vol. 167, Feb. 2018, pp. 488–503. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.052. Full Text

Simhal, Anish K., et al. “A Computational Synaptic Antibody Characterization Tool for Array Tomography.Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, vol. 12, Jan. 2018, p. 51. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fnana.2018.00051. Full Text

Duchin, Yuval, et al. “Patient-specific anatomical model for deep brain stimulation based on 7 Tesla MRI.Plos One, vol. 13, no. 8, Jan. 2018, p. e0201469. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201469. Full Text

Chiew, Kimberly S., et al. “Motivational valence alters memory formation without altering exploration of a real-life spatial environment.Plos One, vol. 13, no. 3, 2018, p. e0193506. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0193506. Full Text


Kim, J., et al. “Clinical deep brain stimulation region prediction using regression forests from high-field MRI.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 2015-December, 2015, pp. 2480–84. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2015.7351248. Full Text

Tepper, M., et al. “Multi-temporal foreground detection in videos.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 2015-December, 2015, pp. 4599–603. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2015.7351678. Full Text

Hashemi, J., et al. “Cross-modality pose-invariant facial expression.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 2015-December, 2015, pp. 4007–11. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2015.7351558. Full Text

Delbracio, M., and G. Sapiro. “Burst deblurring: Removing camera shake through fourier burst accumulation.” Proceedings of the Ieee Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, vol. 07-12-June-2015, 2015, pp. 2385–93. Scopus, doi:10.1109/CVPR.2015.7298852. Full Text

Huang, J., et al. “Geometry-aware deep transform.” Proceedings of the Ieee International Conference on Computer Vision, vol. 2015 International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2015, 2015, pp. 4139–47. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICCV.2015.471. Full Text

Qiu, Q., et al. “Data representation using the Weyl transform.” 3rd International Conference on Learning Representations, Iclr 2015  Workshop Track Proceedings, 2015.

Kim, J., et al. “Clinical subthalamic nucleus prediction from high-field brain MRI.” Proceedings  International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2015-July, 2015, pp. 1264–67. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISBI.2015.7164104. Full Text

Giryes, R., et al. “On the stability of deep networks.” 3rd International Conference on Learning Representations, Iclr 2015  Workshop Track Proceedings, 2015.

Huang, J., et al. “Alignment with intra-class structure can improve classification.” Icassp, Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing  Proceedings, vol. 2015-August, 2015, pp. 1921–25. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2015.7178305. Full Text

Kim, J., et al. “Robust prediction of clinical deep brain stimulation target structures via the estimation of influential high-field MR atlases.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9350, 2015, pp. 587–94. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24571-3_70. Full Text