Guillermo Sapiro, James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Guillermo Sapiro

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.

Office Location:  140 Science Drive
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5252
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D.Sc.Israel Institute of Technology1993
MSTechnion, Haifa, Israel1991
BSTechnion, Haifa, Israel1989
Research Interests:

Image and video processing, computer vision, computer graphics, computational vision, biomedical imaging, brain imaging, cryo-tomography of viruses, computational tools in cryo-tomography, computational tools in early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, differential geometry and differential equations, scientific computation, learning and high dimensional data analysis, sparse modeling and dictionary learning, applied mathematics.

Recent Publications

  1. Campbell, K; Carpenter, KL; Hashemi, J; Espinosa, S; Marsan, S; Borg, JS; Chang, Z; Qiu, Q; Vermeer, S; Adler, E; Tepper, M; Egger, HL; Baker, JP; Sapiro, G; Dawson, G, Computer vision analysis captures atypical attention in toddlers with autism., Autism, vol. 23 no. 3 (April, 2019), pp. 619-628 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Shamir, RR; Duchin, Y; Kim, J; Patriat, R; Marmor, O; Bergman, H; Vitek, JL; Sapiro, G; Bick, A; Eliahou, R; Eitan, R; Israel, Z; Harel, N, Microelectrode Recordings Validate the Clinical Visualization of Subthalamic-Nucleus Based on 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Machine Learning for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery., Neurosurgery, vol. 84 no. 3 (March, 2019), pp. 749-757 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Dawson, G; Sapiro, G, Potential for Digital Behavioral Measurement Tools to Transform the Detection and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder., Jama Pediatrics (February, 2019) [doi]
  4. Kim, J; Duchin, Y; Shamir, RR; Patriat, R; Vitek, J; Harel, N; Sapiro, G, Automatic localization of the subthalamic nucleus on patient-specific clinical MRI by incorporating 7 T MRI and machine learning: Application in deep brain stimulation., Human Brain Mapping, vol. 40 no. 2 (February, 2019), pp. 679-698 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bovery, MDMJ; Dawson, G; Hashemi, J; Sapiro, G, A Scalable Off-the-Shelf Framework for Measuring Patterns of Attention in Young Children and its Application in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ieee Transactions on Affective Computing (2019), pp. 1-1, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]
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