Guillermo Sapiro received his B.S. (summa cum laude), M.S., and Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1989, 1991 and 1993, respectively. After postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sapiro 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, Sapiro is the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor at Duke University. He works on theory and applications in computer vision, computer graphics, medical imaging, image analysis and machine learning. He has authored or co-authored over 450 papers in these areas and has written a book published by Cambridge University Press in January 2001. 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 Postdoctoral Studies in 1993, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1998, the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientist and Engineers 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 International Conference on Computer Vision 2011. Sapiro is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He was the founding editor-in-chief of the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.