Dr. Brzakovic started in the Office of Integrative Activities in 2000 by running the Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships competition. She also coordinated Major Research Instrumentation program for the National Science Foundation in period 2003-2006. During 2007 Dr. Brzakovic spent on the Capital Hill as Brookings Legislative Fellow .Dr. Brzakovic's current responsibilities include oversight of 11 centers in the STC program and coordination of the NSF Centers Forum. She is also involved in various other cross-disciplinary activities.
Prior to NSF Dr. Brzakovic held positions of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Lehigh University (1992-2000) and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1989-1992). During her academic career her primary research interests were in the area of computer vision and image understanding.
Dr. Brzakovic received her Ph.D. and ME degrees from University of Florida, and her B.S. degree from University of Belgrade, all in Electrical Engineering.