Subhash Lele is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. His research interests include developing statistical inference procedures for hierarchical models. These techniques are used to conduct inference for resource selection probability functions, site occupancy models, community ecology and biodiversity models, population dynamics models and dynamical systems, among others. He also works in the area of spatial statistics, theory and applications of estimating functions, composite likelihood, statistical shape analysis, statistical evidence and foundations of statistical inference.

Dr. Lele has been on the editorial boards of Ecology and Ecological Monographs, Journal of American Statistical Association, Ecological and Environmental Statistics and has served as a member of three US National Academy of Sciences Committees. He is currently the President of the Biostatistics of the Statistical Society of Canada, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and past secretary and president of the Statistical Ecology section of the Ecological Society of America.