Guillermo Sapiro received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc., and Ph.D. from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. After post-doctoral research at MIT, Guillermo became a 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.
Guillermo works on theory and applications of image/video analysis and machine learning, and has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts. He 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 in 2011.
He is a Fellow of IEEE and SIAM and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.