Ferran was a great colleague and friend, and the announcement of his passing away leaves us shocked and deeply saddened.
He visited us many times in Brussels during the past ten years. These were memorable times, filled with exciting open questions, epic working sessions, Belgian street food delicacies, and witty humor. He was an amazing problem poser, with a characteristic taste for simplicity and elegance. Ferran was also a gourmet foodie. It was well known that he was the one to follow for the best food and drinks after a day of talks and research discussions. His kindness and respect were infinite.
Ferran aimait mener une conversation dans un français impeccable dès que l'occasion se présentait.
Il restera à jamais parmi nous, dans nos coeurs, et à travers ses contributions durables à la géométrie algorithmique.