Dr. Wilkinson completed undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Physics, all with honors, within three and a half years of high school. Upon completion of these degrees, he immediate pursued a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics at the University of California at Riverside. As part of this degree, he participated in the development of a model of a parasite that invests almond orchards. This model, and the corresponding software which Dr. Wilkinson wrote, were presented, by invitation, to a NATO Conference on Modeling and Simulation.
After graduating with the Master of Science degree, Dr. Wilkinson went to work for a major government “think tank” developing software and mathematical models. He later went to work directly for the United States Navy as a project manager. Later, he became the senior civilian for one of the largest police departments in California.
Dr. Wilkinson earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Durham University in the UK.