We congratulate PhD student, Robert Karam, for receiving the best paper award at the IEEE BioCAS (Biomedical Circuits and Systems) Conference (www.biocas2016.org) in Shanghai, China. The paper is titled “Ultralow-power Data Compression for Implantable Bladder Pressure Monitor: Algorithm and Hardware Implementation” This was a collaborative project with Robert KaramDr. Bhunia from UF and researchers from the L. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. IIRC the conference had about 150 accepted papers, 300+ submissions, and 3 best paper awards.