"Big data" and the ability to discover patterns and make predictions from large amounts of data is revolutionizing almost every other scientific and technical field. The Data and Predictive Analytics Center (DPAC) creates and applies new, cutting-edge techniques to collect, transform, model, and visualize data. Analysis techniques are drawn from mathematics and statistics, computer and information science, machine learning, and several other areas. DPAC provides instruction, training sessions and internships for students and those already in the workforce, and supports the Data Analytics and Simulation of Complex Systems application domain of RIT's Ph.D. in Mathematical Modeling. Additionally, DPAC encourages and assists new ventures and innovation in Data and Predictive Analytics.