Michael Beeler

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Industrial Engineering
2012 Fulbright S&T Fellow

Michael Beeler is a Ph.D. student studying operations research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His main research interest is supply chain management and logistics systems in low-income countries. Supply chain improvements can contribute significantly to economic development and make essential commodities more affordable by reducing waste, transportation costs, and inventory costs. Michael is particularly interested in addressing challenges with perishable products in medical and food supply chains.

Michael grew up in Halifax, Canada. Prior to university, Michael spent two years at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, a United World College on the coast of Vancouver Island. He completed an undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and a masters degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. For several years Michael served as Co-founder and Executive Director of a non-profit called Students for International Development (SID), an organization that implements projects in rural communities in Kenya and Peru. He is also a fellow in two Strategic Training Programs sponsored by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and has done quantitative modeling work on a number of public health policy problems.