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Dr Tim Wilkin



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Info Technology


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 925 17714


Tim Wilkin received the BSc (Hons) degree in applied mathematics from Monash University in 1997, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2011 and the PhD degree in computer science and mathematics from Deakin University in 2014. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Technology, Deakin University.

Dr Wilkin's research interests cover problems in artificial intelligence, computer vision and sensor analytics, with applications in intelligent control for robotics and autonomous systems, embedded AI and intelligent sensing. His research has been applied in diverse areas, from marine ecology to childhood health, and autonomous aircraft. Dr Wilkin received the Best Paper Award at PRICAI 2000, and the Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis in 2015.

Dr Wilkin is also an innovative and award-winnning teacher. For his work in the development and use of technologies to foster and support independent learning, he was awarded the “Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning” by Deakin University in 2013, and an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2014.

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Career highlights

2015 Alfred Deakin Medal for Doctoral Thesis (Deakin University)

2014 OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Commonwealth Government)

2013 Jim & Allison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning (Deakin University)

2000 Best Paper Award, Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence


Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University

Professional activities

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Australian Computer Society (ACS)