She received a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University in 1989 and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995 under the direction of Charles C. Pugh. She is currently a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago. She is married to Benson Farb, who is also a professor in the same department.
Wilkinson's work focuses on the geometric and statistical properties of diffeomorphisms and flows with a particular emphasis on stable ergodicity and partial hyperbolicity. In a series of papers with Christian Bonatti and Sylvain Crovisier, Wilkinson studied centralizers of diffeomorphisms settling the C1 case of the twelfth problem on Stephen Smale's list of mathematical problems for the 21st Century.
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- Bonatti, Christian; Crovisier, Sylvain; Wilkinson, Amie (2008). "C1-generic conservative diffeomorphisms have trivial centralizers". Journal of Modern Dynamics. 2: 359–373. doi:10.3934/jmd.2008.2.359.
- Bonatti, Christian; Crovisier, Sylvain; Wilkinson, Amie (2009). "The C1-generic diffeomorphism has trivial centralizer". Publications Mathématiques de l'IHÉS. 109: 185–244. arXiv:0804.1416. doi:10.1007/s10240-009-0021-z.
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- Burns, Keith; Wilkinson, Amie (2010). "On the ergodicity of partially hyperbolic systems". Annals of Mathematics. 171 (1): 451–489. doi:10.4007/annals.2010.171.451.
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