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 (Israel) 1993

Caselles, V, Kimmel, R, and Sapiro, G. "Geodesic Active Contours." International Journal of Computer Vision 22.1 (January 1, 1997): 61-79. Full Text

Sapiro, G., and V. Caselles. “Contrast Enhancement via Image Evolution Flows.” Graphical Models and Image Processing, vol. 59, no. 6, Jan. 1997, pp. 407–16. Scopus, doi:10.1006/gmip.1997.0446. Full Text

Sapiro, G. “Color Snakes.” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 68, no. 2, Jan. 1997, pp. 247–53. Scopus, doi:10.1006/cviu.1997.0562. Full Text

Caselles, V., et al. “Minimal surfaces: A geometric three dimensional segmentation approach.” Numerische Mathematik, vol. 77, no. 4, Jan. 1997, pp. 423–51. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s002110050294. Full Text

Teo, P. C., et al. “Anatomically consistent segmentation of the human cortex for functional MRI visualization.” Hp Laboratories Technical Report, no. 97–3, Jan. 1997, pp. 1–21.

Sapiro, G, Cohen, A, and Bruckstein, AM. "A Subdivision Scheme for Continuous-Scale B-Splines and Affine-Invariant Progressive Smoothing." Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision 7.1 (1997): 23-40.

Sapiro, G. “Vector (self) snakes: A geometric framework for color, texture, and multiscale image segmentation.” Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 1, Dec. 1996, pp. 817–20.

Sapiro, G. “From active contours to anisotropic diffusion: Connections between basic PDE's in image processing.” Ieee International Conference on Image Processing, vol. 1, Dec. 1996, pp. 477–80.

Sapiro, G. “Economics and humanism - From public utopia to struggle for the Third World 1941-1996 - French - Pelletier,D.” Actes De La Recherche En Sciences Sociales, no. 115, Dec. 1996, pp. 105–06.

Sapiro, G. “Intellectuals in 19th-century Europe - Comparative history - French - Charle,C.” Actes De La Recherche En Sciences Sociales, no. 115, Dec. 1996, pp. 107–107.