Dr. Siny Joseph

Professor of Economics

Academic Department

  • Department of Integrated Studies

Contact Information

2310 Centennial Road
Kansas State University Salina Campus
Salina, KS 67401- 8196


  • Ph.D. in Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.S. in Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • M.B.A. in Marketing, West Bengal University of Technology (India)
  • B.E. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Gujarat University (India)

Areas of Research Interests

  • Assistive and Accessibility Technologies
  • Circular Economics of Space Materials
  • Environmentally Sustainable Mobile Computing
  • Country-of-Origin Labeling Regulation
  • Food Labeling Policy
  • Agricultural Trade
  • Organic Dairy and Feed Producer Markets


2022-2023 - Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 Track H: Toward a Community-Driven Framework for the Creation and Impact Analysis of Digital Accessibility Maps with Persons with Disabilities, National Science Foundation (NSF), (Co-PI), (Total $750,000)

2020-2023 - SCC-IRG Track 2: CityGuide: Seamless and Inclusive Location-Based Services for Communities, National Science Foundation (NSF), (Co-PI), (Total $1,122,749)

2020-2022 - Targeted Skills Development to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas, Kansas Department of Commerce, (Co-PI), (Total $398,100)

Select Publications

  • Jackson, M., and Siny Joseph. (2022). ‘Manufacturing in Space’, Chapter 4 (Section 1 – Emerging Space Technologies), p.p. 233 – 283, Published in ‘Space Systems: Emerging Technologies and Operations’, Edited by R. K. Nicholls, C. Carter, J. P. Hood, M. J. Jackson, S. Joseph, H. Larson, W. Lonstein, R. Mai, R. McCreight, H. Mumm, M. Oetken, M. Pritchard, J. Ryan, S. Sincavage and W. Slofer. 10 Chapters (p.p. 1 – 596). Published by New Prairie Press (Kansas State University Libraries), Manhattan, Kansas, USA. October 2022.

  • Namboodiri, V., Abraham, A., Garfias, F. J. R., and Siny Joseph. (2022). “On the Application of Accessible Wayfinding Systems for Tourism”, 2022 IEEE 2nd IoT Vertical and Topical Summit for Tourism (IoTT), Catania, Italy, Sept.

  • Joseph, S., C. Brond, and V. Namboodiri. (2022). “Economic Impact of Adopting Assistive Technologies on Quality Adjusted Life Years and Work Productivity,” in the Seventh International Conference on Universal Accessibility in the Internet of Things and Smart Environments, (SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2022), Porto, Portugal, June.

  • Joseph, S. and Vinod Namboodiri (2020) "Assessment of Economic Value of Assistive Technologies through Quality-Adjusted Work-Life Years (QAWLY)," in Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 17th International Conference, ICCHP 2020, Lecco, Italy, September 9-11, 2020, Proceedings, Part II, ser. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, K. Misenberger, R. Manduchi, M.C. Rodriguez, and P. Penáz, Eds., vol. 12377. Springer, 2020, pp. 480-488.

  • Joseph, S. and Vinod Namboodiri (2019) "Auxiliary location-based services for persons with disabilities: What do city planners and non-profit agencies think?" in The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 28-30, 2019, J.P. Bigham, S. Azenkot, and S.K. Kane, Eds. ACM, 2019, pp. 621-623.

  • Joseph, S. and John Lawrence. (2019) "Effect of Bulk Solids Handling Education on the Cost Savings- Benefit for Industries Handling Bulk Solids." Powder and Bulk Solids, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp 16-21, July.

  • Argade, S., Aravinthan, V., Büyüktahtakın E., and Siny Joseph. (2019) "Performance and Consumer Satisfaction-Based Bi-Level Tariff Scheme for EV Charging as a Virtual Power Plant." IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2112-2122. DOI: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2018.5754

  • Joseph, S., Oh, J., and Patricia Ackerman. (2018) "Quest- A Hybrid Faculty Teaching and Learning Community." Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Vol. 66, Issue 1, pp 46-53.

  • Venkitachalam, V. S., Namboodiri, V., Joseph, S., Dee, E., and Charles A. Burdsal (2015). “What Consumers Want in new phones, Why, and How often with Implications for the Environment.” IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 54-59, April.

  • Joseph, S., Namboodiri, V., and Vishnu D. Cherusola (2014). “A Market-Driven Framework towards Environmentally Sustainable Mobile Computing.” ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 46-48, December

  • Joseph, S., Namboodiri, V., and Vishnu Dev (2014). “Towards Environmentally Sustainable Mobile Computing through an Economic Framework.” IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 212-224, June.

  • Joseph, S., Lavoie, N., and Julie A. Caswell (2014). “Implementing COOL: Comparative Welfare Effects of Different Labeling Schemes.” Food Policy, Vol. 44, pp. 14-25, February.

  • Namboodiri, V., Aravinthan, V., Joseph, S., Sawan, E., and Ward Jewell. (2013) “Five Heads are Better than One---An Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Course on Smart Grids: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities.” IEEE Power and Energy Society Magazine - Special Issue on Collaborative Smart Grid Education, pp. 44-50, January.

  • Caswell, J. A., and Siny Joseph (2007). “Consumer Demand for Quality: Major Determinant for Agricultural and Food Trade in the Future?” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 99-116.