Guillermo Sapiro

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University of Minnesota Duke University

Guillermo Sapiro is an informatics, electrical engineering and professor who has made a significant contribution to the processing of images. He worked for 15 years at the University of Minnesota before joining Duke University as a Professor. He has also researched image processing in Hewlett Packard Labs and is known for being one of the people who originally developed the LOCO-I Compression Algorithm for image lossless compression. It also contributed significantly to the development of the Adobe After Effects rotobrush tool that has been included in the After Effects version since CS5. Adobe uses his research in a variety of projects such as Photoshop and hires his students often. He also teaches a massive open online course on image and video processing through Coursera. The title of the course is “Image and video processing: from Mars to Hollywood with a hospital stop.” He lives with his wife, the two sons and the golden Hummus recorder.

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