CTS Events
November 14, 2012

Dr. Nebiyou Tilahun, UPP, presents a seminar entitled "An agent based model of origin destination estimation (ADOBE)" Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 pm in Rm 1127 SEO


November 7, 2012

Mr. Thomas Murtha, CMAP, will address the CTS-IGERT community at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1127 SEO.


October 24, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bo Zou, CME, on Wednesday, October 24th, Room 1127 SEO, 4:00 p.m.


CTS Happenings
September 25, 2012

Award Received by Joshua Auld, CTS-IGERT alumnus.


April 20, 2012

Congratulations to James Biagioni, CTS Fellow and CS PhD candidate, winner of the Dean's Scholar award.


January 2, 2012

James Biagioni, CTS Fellow, receives "Best Presentation Award" at SenSys2011


July 30, 2010

Dr. Ouri Wolfson, Dr. Phillip Yu, and Leon Stenneth, CS student and CTS Associate, recently had a paper accepted to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010).


October 8, 2010

Breton Johnson, Northwestern University, will present a seminar entitled "Opportunities and Tools to Enhance the Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Transportation Innovations"

Friday, October 8, 2010
2:30 p.m.
Room 1000 SEO

Bret Johnson is the Associate Director of the Transportation Center, a position he assumed in July, 2009. He has been the Director the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology, a USDOT funded University Transportation Center, since 2007. He previously served as Director for the Homeland Security Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and as Assistant Director for the Illinois Technology Enterprise Center (ITEC) at Northwestern, both technology-based economic development programs funded by the State of Illinois.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Bret held engineering and project management positions at 3COM, Northrop-Grumman, and GE Astrospace. He received an M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from The George Washington University, an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

At the Transportation Center, Bretís primary responsibilities are strategic relations with industry and research partners, and strategic projects and opportunities. As the director of two Centers at Northwestern University and through previous industry roles, he has managed the operation of a research center and an economic development program for small business. Over the last nine years at Northwestern, he has been involved with hundreds of technology and market assessment projects, including primary and secondary research and the supervision of others to do the same.

Bret lives in Evanston, IL with his wife, Kendra Morrill, and two boys, Alex (8) and Trevor (5).