In 2012 Jurica obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computing degree at the University of Zagreb, Croatia
(Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing). In 2014 he got his Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology at the University of Zagreb. His main interest lies in image processing and its application in medical imaging. In 2014 he got the opportunity to be a PhD-candidate at the Image Sciences Institute at UMC Utrecht where his main area of research is calcium scoring of plaque in coronary arteries with phenotype-genotype analysis within CT based lung cancer screening trial.