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

Mémoli, F., and G. Sapiro. “Comparing point clouds.” Acm International Conference Proceeding Series, vol. 71, Dec. 2004, pp. 32–40. Scopus, doi:10.1145/1057432.1057436. Full Text

Patwardhan, K. A., and G. Sapiro. “Automatic image decomposition.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 1, Dec. 2004, pp. 645–48. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2004.1418837. Full Text

Yatziv, L., et al. “Lightfield completion.” Proceedings  International Conference on Image Processing, Icip, vol. 3, Dec. 2004, pp. 1787–90. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICIP.2004.1421421. Full Text

Bartesaghi, A., et al. “A new approach for 3D segmentation of cellular tomograms obtained using three-dimensional electron microscopy.” 2004 2nd Ieee International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano, vol. 1, Dec. 2004, pp. 5–8.

Niethammer, Marc, et al. “Area-Based Medial Axis of Planar Curves.International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 60, no. 3, Dec. 2004, pp. 203–24. Epmc, doi:10.1023/b:visi.0000036835.28674.d0. Full Text

Tsai, Y. H. R., et al. “Visibility and its dynamics in a PDE based implicit framework.” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 199, no. 1, Sept. 2004, pp. 260–90. Scopus, doi:10.1016/ Full Text

Solé, Andrés, et al. “Morse description and geometric encoding of digital elevation maps.Ieee Transactions on Image Processing : A Publication of the Ieee Signal Processing Society, vol. 13, no. 9, Sept. 2004, pp. 1245–62. Epmc, doi:10.1109/tip.2004.832864. Full Text

Sapiro, Gisèle. “Das französische literarische Feld: Struktur, Dynamik und Formen der Politisierung.” Berliner Journal Für Soziologie, vol. 14, no. 2, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, June 2004, pp. 157–71. Crossref, doi:10.1007/bf03204702. Full Text

Mémoli, F., et al. “Solving variational problems and partial differential equations mapping into general target manifolds.” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 195, no. 1, Mar. 2004, pp. 263–92. Scopus, doi:10.1016/ Full Text

Caselles, V., et al. “Morse description and morphological encoding of continuous data.” Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, vol. 2, no. 2, Jan. 2004, pp. 179–209. Scopus, doi:10.1137/S1540345902416557. Full Text