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
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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

Pardo, A., and G. Sapiro. “Vector probability diffusion.” Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 1, 2000, pp. 884–87.

Tang, B, Sapiro, G, and Caselles, V. "Diffusion of general data on non-flat manifolds via harmonic maps theory: The direction diffusion case." International Journal of Computer Vision 36.2 (2000): 149-161. Full Text

Caselles, V, Sapiro, G, and Chung, DH. "Vector median filters, inf-sup operations, and coupled PDE's: Theoretical connections." Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision 12.2 (2000): 109-119. Full Text

Caselles, V., et al. “Vector median filters, morphology, and PDE's: Theoretical connections.” Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 4, Dec. 1999, pp. 177–81.

Tang, B., et al. “Direction diffusion.” Proceedings of the Ieee International Conference on Computer Vision, vol. 2, Dec. 1999, pp. 1245–52.

Sapiro, G. “Color and illuminant voting.” Ieee Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 11, Dec. 1999, pp. 1210–15. Scopus, doi:10.1109/34.809114. Full Text

Weinberger, M. J., et al. “From LOCO-I to the JPEG-LS standard.” Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 4, Dec. 1999, pp. 68–72.

Bertalmio, M., et al. “Region tracking on level-sets methods.Ieee Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 18, no. 5, May 1999, pp. 448–51. Epmc, doi:10.1109/42.774172. Full Text

Caselles, V., et al. “Shape preserving local histogram modification.Ieee Transactions on Image Processing : A Publication of the Ieee Signal Processing Society, vol. 8, no. 2, Jan. 1999, pp. 220–30. Epmc, doi:10.1109/83.743856. Full Text

Olver, PJ, Sapiro, G, and Tannenbaum, A. "Affine invariant detection: Edge maps, anisotropic diffusion, and active contours." Acta Applicandae Mathematicae 59.1 (1999): 45-77.