Ramin Maxwell Hemat is a research software developer in the Center for Global Assessment at ETS. Hemat holds a master’s in computer science with an emphasis on databases and data mining and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
He has been a contributor to the following projects at ETS: SourceFinder database development, Item Distiller development, New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge data quality control, Google n-gram database, Mathematical Graph, and the SpeechRater® automated scoring system.
Hemat currently works with the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey of adult skills. Cycle 1 was administered in 36 countries from 2011–2018. He has been a major contributor to the project, which delivers innovative assessments of literacy, numeracy and problem solving to adults ages 16–65.
Hemat also works with Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development–sponsored survey of 15 year olds currently delivered in over 80 countries. ETS has been the lead contractor for PISA 2015, 2018, and the current 2022 cycles. He is an important contributor to several aspects of the software development.