The MSE Project Office is an independent group operating out of the CFHT Headquarters in Hawaii, led by the Project Manager. The Project Office coordinates all engineering and technical work for MSE. The majority of the design and development work is performed within the home institutes of participants and commercial organizations as work packages assigned and directed by the Project Office.
A graduate of MIT, joined the astronomy community in 1995 at Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. Since then he has participated in a wide range of observatory projects from instrumentation development to facilities design and upgrade. Working as the lead mechanical engineer, he oversaw the design and delivery of three instruments for the Gemini Observatory: the adaptive optics system, Altair, and both Gemini Multi-Object Spectrographs, which is a collaboration between Canada and the UK. Continuing the international theme of his work, Kei led the feasibility design and development planning for the Gemini GLAO system, and held leadership positions in design phase of the TMT telescope structure, enclosure and the first-light AO system NFIRAOS. Most notable to MSE, Kei was also responsible for leading the ngCFHT technical feasibility study that became the basis for transforming the CFHT facility into MSE.