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: 

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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 (Israel) 1993

Llull, P., et al. “Compressive sensing for video using a passive coding element.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Jan. 2013.

Sprechmann, P., et al. “Efficient supervised sparse analysis and synthesis operators.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, Jan. 2013.

Elhamifar, E., et al. “A convex optimization framework for active learning.” Proceedings of the Ieee International Conference on Computer Vision, Jan. 2013, pp. 209–16. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICCV.2013.33. Full Text

Pokrass, J., et al. “Sparse modeling of intrinsic correspondences.” Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 32, no. 2 PART4, Jan. 2013, pp. 459–68. Scopus, doi:10.1111/cgf.12066. Full Text

Chen, B., et al. “Deep Learning with Hierarchical Convolutional Factor Analysis.Ieee Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Jan. 2013.

Caruyer, Emmanuel, et al. “Motion Detection in Diffusion MRI via Online ODF Estimation.International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2013, Jan. 2013, p. 849363. Epmc, doi:10.1155/2013/849363. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, Julio M., et al. “A Framework for Linear and Non-Linear Registration of Diffusion-Weighted MRIs Using Angular Interpolation.Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 7, Jan. 2013, p. 41. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fnins.2013.00041. Full Text

Duarte-Carvajalino, Julio Martin, et al. “Task-Driven Adaptive Statistical Compressive Sensing of Gaussian Mixture Models.Ieee Trans. Signal Process., vol. 61, 2013, pp. 585–600.

Qiu, Qiang, and Guillermo Sapiro. “Learning Robust Subspace Clustering.Corr, vol. abs/1308.0273, 2013.

Asiaee T., A., et al. “If you are happy and you know it... tweet.” Acm International Conference Proceeding Series, Dec. 2012, pp. 1602–06. Scopus, doi:10.1145/2396761.2398481. Full Text


Sapiro, G., et al. “Object detection and measurements in medical images via geodesic deformable contours.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2573, 1995, pp. 366–78. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.216429. Full Text

Sapiro, G. “Geometric invariant signatures and flows: Classification and applications in image analysis.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2277, 1994, pp. 275–87. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.191890. Full Text

Sapiro, G., et al. “Experiments on geometric image enhancement.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 2, 1994, pp. 472–76. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.1994.413615. Full Text

Sapiro, G., and A. Tannenbaum. “Area and length preserving geometric invariant scale-spaces.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 801 LNCS, 1994, pp. 449–58. Scopus, doi:10.1007/bfb0028376. Full Text

SAPIRO, G., and A. M. BRUCKSTEIN. “The ubiquitous ellipse.” Curves and Surfaces in Geometric Design, 1994, pp. 409–18.

SAPIRO, G., et al. “IMAGE SMOOTHING BASED ON AN AFFINE INVARIANT CURVE FLOW.” Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 1993, pp. 196–201.


Sapiro, G., and D. Malah. “Morphological image coding via bit-plane decomposition and a new skeleton representation.” Proceedings  17th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel, Eeis 1991, 1991, pp. 174–77. Scopus, doi:10.1109/EEIS.1991.217670. Full Text