Bainbridge coauthored the paper `Functorial Polymorphism' with Freyd, Scedrov and Scott (DOI). What is his/her first name?

  • $\begingroup$ I am curious, what is the purpose of this question? $\endgroup$ Nov 25 '14 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ To answer literally, there is no specific purpose other than knowing the name. For a more complete answer, I think I felt slightly guilty by having other names in the same entry but leaving only an abbreviation for this name. (Thanks for correcting the typo, by the way.) $\endgroup$
    – Yuning
    Nov 25 '14 at 18:56
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    $\begingroup$ I would say that if an author consistently writes his name as "E.S. Bainbridge" on publications, then he wants to be referred to as "E.S. Bainbridge". I know other scientists who prefer to use only an initial for their first name. Notice that in the tech report below E.S. is handwritten next to Edwin. $\endgroup$ Nov 25 '14 at 21:58

Based on a quick search through the University of Michigan library catalog, I'm pretty sure it's "Edwin"; see, for example, this technical report "A Class of Sequential Sampling Problems Arising in Certain Learning Situations" (1967).

  • $\begingroup$ Did you find out what the "S." stood for? $\endgroup$
    – a3nm
    Nov 25 '14 at 7:29
  • $\begingroup$ @a3nm Sorry, I have no clue. $\endgroup$
    – mhum
    Nov 25 '14 at 23:34

I knew him as a mentor back in the day. In person he went by "Stewart Bainbridge". Which also answers the question asked by @a3nm about what the "S" stands for. I never heard about the "Edwin" so presumably it was a given name he wasn't fond of.


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